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Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, provided big hints at how developers can target the Xbox One in the future. "Xbox one has two engines, it's got a gaming engine and it essentially has a Windows 8 engine," said Guggenheimer, referring to the new Xbox One architecture that lets the next-generation console run on the Windows 8 kernel.
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Considering current Apps are already compatible with W8 Phone, RT, and W8, what's another device? Not too much hassle considering the Windows derivative and x86 platform. Should really give MS the push they need to expand on their consumer app ecosystem. It would be nice if apps other than just little games would work, something like a cooking app or something along those lines so I could use the TV while cooking up something.
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Well speaking of games, isn't this leading to devs potentially being able to 'self-publish' games for XBO?

Would be a nice way to get interesting ideas for Kinect gaming out there too.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 6/27/13 at 4:18pm
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Xbox One is Microsoft's entry point to their own Micro ATX Desktop PC.
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Partners on the desktop said of Windows have been leaving Microsoft behind so they decided to build the Xbox One their own mid core desktop computer. With specialized features that may go to interest most consumers. Things such as built in TV tuner easily controlling all your products off one device and faster then a cable box tv cheap computer or xbox alone
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Hmm, I'm surprised nobody seems to care about this, despite the implications towards self publishing titles across multiple platforms, including the XBO.

I guess there isn't enough to moan about rolleyes.gif
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not to mention, since the Kinect is supplied with every Xbox One, there should be some kinect integration in these apps too.

Here's what I'd particular hope for.

Some sort of cooking app like "All Recipes" or something.

Being able to swivel the screen towards my kitchen and use the screen as a guide when I need it. Then if I need to scroll or flip the page, I'll use a kinect gesture since my hands would be too messy from the food to use a controller. Sounds quite practical to me and the possibilities could go on. What other devices give you this capability? A smart TV with a front facing camera? yeah right
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not to mention, since the Kinect is supplied with every Xbox One, there should be some kinect integration in these apps too.

Here's what I'd particular hope for.

Some sort of cooking app like "All Recipes" or something.

Being able to swivel the screen towards my kitchen and use the screen as a guide when I need it. Then if I need to scroll or flip the page, I'll use a kinect gesture since my hands would be too messy from the food to use a controller. Sounds quite practical to me and the possibilities could go on. What other devices give you this capability? A smart TV with a front facing camera? yeah right

They actually already have that with current cooking apps and regular cameras tongue.gif

Hopefully we'll see some great uses of Kinect that will be published directly to the store this time, instead of being limited to hackers.


p.s. I'm still amazed how this thread has like 8 posts in it.

I thought independent developers having a place to self publish was a big deal rolleyes.gif
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 6/29/13 at 6:40am
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