Xbox Reactivates Developer Mode Accounts Disabled By Mistake


Microsoft reportedly disabled developer mode access on various Xbox One and Series X/S consoles. On January 4, 2022, a thread on GBAtemp.com alerted the community using the program that a user had been locked out. This led to other Development Mode activators checking in and later finding that they had been kicked out of the program.

However, Xbox Program Management Director Jason Ronald said in a Tweeter that this was a maintenance error and that they are actively working to identify and reactivate disabled accounts.

Xbox Dev Mode started out as a simple $25 dev kit for Xbox One and Series X/S developers. However, when owners discovered that the emulation interface, RetroArch, could be used to emulate various consoles on Series X/S and One consoles, it became another reason for gamers to embrace Xbox consoles. new generation.

Beginning January 4, users of the emulated-only program and others found they had been kicked out of the devkit. These locked drives received the following message in an email from Microsoft:

“We disabled Windows and Xbox enrollment in your Microsoft Partner Center account because it did not have an active Store presence. For reference, see the Developer Code of Conduct which says that an active presence in the store must be maintained.

According to Developer Code, one must actively post developed materials to the Store and conduct similar activities to stay in good standing with the Development Mode. If no such activity occurs within 90 days, Xbox will deactivate your account as it currently does.

We have no plans to remove or disable Developer Mode on Xbox consoles. We continue to believe in and support a healthy, independent app and game development community on Xbox.

—Jason Ronald (@jronald) January 5, 2022

Fortunately, Xbox has confirmed that this was a simple error as part of regular maintenance to clean up inactive accounts. The company is currently working to reactivate these accounts. Jason Ronald says, “Once an account has been reactivated, users will be able to re-enable Developer Mode on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles.”

You can contact ReportApp@microsoft.com if your account is among those who have been falsely disabled.

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