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Developing games for Xbox®
Create, launch, and operate your game with a comprehensive game development platform for Xbox.
Create games for Xbox with Unity
Xbox Development
Develop for Xbox

Follow these steps to start developing for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S platforms:

Discover powerful creation tools

Explore advanced tools to help you take your Xbox game development to the next level.

Xbox Multiplayer
Find multiplayer solutions

Create multiplayer games for Xbox with cloud-enabled tools, services, and infrastructure.

Unity expert consulting
Access expert support

Leverage porting and optimization expertise and game consulting services from Unity software engineers to help you ship the best Xbox game possible.

How to develop Xbox games with Unity

Here’s how you can bring your game to Xbox:

  • Make your game
  • Apply for the closed console platform
  • Get the platform support add-on
  • Test on platform hardware and optimize
  • Implement platform-specific features
  • Build to the platform’s package format
  • Go through the platform-specific testing process
  • Create art assets for the platform’s store
  • Release
The Falconeer
The Falconeer: Xbox Series X|S launch

Listen to an exclusive interview with solo developer Tomas Sala on Go Behind the Game with Unity’s Mike Geig. Tomas shares about bringing The Falconeer to Xbox Series X|S on the platform’s launch day. Plus, watch a Tech Talk from Tomas that dives into how he created this unique and original game with textureless art.

Battletoads for Xbox
Battletoads reaches a major milestone

Battletoads, the reboot of the classic side-scroller, stomped its way onto the Xbox One last year and hit over one million players quickly after launch. Learn how Dlala Studios overcame the challenges of bringing back a beloved game for a whole new generation of players.

Xbox game development resources
Ori: Will of the Wisps
How Ori landed on more platforms

This case study of Ori: Will of the Wisps reveals how Moon Studios created and launched on multiple platforms to reach more players.

Team17 Multiplay
Team17: Multiplay case study

How do you launch hit multiplayer titles across today’s most popular platforms? Learn how Team17 solved this monumental challenge.

HDRP for games

Learn whether the HDRP is the right rendering tech for your game, how to start using it for production, and strategies to make the most of its features.

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Ready to get started?

From workflow and integration to training and support, Unity can help you bring your game to Xbox.

Frequently asked questions

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