Microsoft will not remove developer mode on Xbox. The company’s program director confirmed this on Twitter. This week, rumors swirled that Microsoft might discontinue the mode and its software after deleting some accounts.
Notably, on Xbox Series S and X, players can use this mode to use the console as an emulator. For this they had to pay a one-time amount of about twenty euros to register with Microsoft as a developer. Professional game developers and fans of vintage games, for example, have done this.
Microsoft removed Dev Mode from some users earlier this week. Also In the Tweakers forum Players note. It’s not clear how many accounts were removed, but several players have concluded that Microsoft is getting stricter about the policy. The terms and conditions allow Microsoft to lock down Dev Mode to non-developers, but this has not yet happened in practice.
Jason Ronald, Xbox Developer Program Manager, Conflicts on Twitter That the program stopped. “We have no plans to remove or disable Developer Mode on Xbox consoles,” he says. According to Ronald, the accounts were accidentally deleted during the scheduled work of cleaning up inactive accounts. He also says that Microsoft will re-enable the same accounts, but users can also email [email protected] if they want access again sooner.
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