Steve Guggenheimer says devs can get a “head start” on Xbox One development by building Windows 8 apps.
According to a report on The Verge Microsoft vice president of developer and platform evangelism Steve Guggenheimer talked about how developers who want to develop for the Xbox One should look at building Windows 8 apps since the console features a Windows 8 engine along with a default gaming engine.
“Xbox One has two engines, it’s got a gaming engine and it essentially has a Windows 8 engine. Nothing to announce today, but when I talk about that common core you’re seeing that common core in action, being able to target other devices over time that run the Windows 8 engine. If you want to know about how to get a head start about thinking about developing for Xbox One, the logical thing to do is go build Windows 8 applications.”
Other implications for the console are more intriguing – does this mean that Windows 8 apps could work on the Xbox One in some shape or form? We’ll have to wait till later to find out.