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Xbox One retail consoles will double as developer debug units

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Jul 25, 2013
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  1. Microsoft recently revealed that its upcoming Xbox One console will play double duty as a developer’s debug unit. That means that every retail console will run in-progress game code so indie developers can get started working on the next hit...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,022   +783

    Can you say "U-Turn"?
     
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  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    At this point I'll expect Microsoft to announce the Xbox One supports PS4 games...
     
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  4. Lwerewolf

    Lwerewolf TS Rookie

    Sounds like a jailbreak is inbound.
     
  5. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +104

    This is only to get attention because they literally, kept pushing developers and customers away with their terrible decisions. I won't be surprised at anything Microsoft does, in terms of full reversal on anything negative.
     
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Haha!! My first impression on the article title was that I find enough bugs in games as it is and I don't need / want to be the one who debugs games! But putting development power in the hands of Indie developers? Ok, that's a cool move Microsoft. Kudos.
     
  7. The problem with this is it's only a matter of time before it's broken. On the flip side, I think this a very nice feature can will cut down the game development costs on the XboxOne.
     

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