Xbox One Dev Settings Found on Retail Xbox Ones

Posted Tue Dec 3, 2013 at 08:30 AM PST by
Xbox One Consumer Dev Menu

Simple button combination leads to warnings from Microsoft.

Microsoft has promised that their recent indie initiative means that eventually every single retail Xbox One contains the necessary firmware to be used in a development environment. Now though, users have found that by pressing both bumpers and triggers at the system screen, a dev option menu becomes immediately accessible.

In response to the public discovery, Microsoft issued the following statement to Kotaku, "Changing the settings in this menu is only intended for developers for Xbox One, and this alone does not turn the console into a development kit. We strongly advise consumers against changing these settings as it could result in their Xbox One becoming unusable. Customers who have put their consoles into this developer setting can revert by restoring factory defaults under Settings / System, select Restore Factory Defaults."

While the ID@Xbox program may not be ready, the Xbox One itself may not yet be in an ideal position to be used as a test kit. Just as specified in the dev settings, the test kits running dev code tend to crash with frequent regularity, a process that users may not want their new $500 Xbox One to undergo.

Source: Reddit

Author: Brian Hoss

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