Xbox One’s Developer Menus Found In Retail Units

Earlier in the year Microsoft stated that every retail Xbox One would also double as a potential development kit, and now a video explaining how to access the hidden sub-menus has appeared online.

Whilst they’re obviously there for everyone, a statement from Microsoft suggests you’d be best to leave these options alone at present.

“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.”

A confirmed Xbox One developer also chipped in advising against tinkering, posting to Reddit, saying “Please don’t mess with anything here for the time being, especially the sandbox ID. You risk putting your box into a boot loop.”

“I have no idea how far along the ID@Xbox program is. There are many concerns such as privacy, security, stability etc.., that need to be sorted out before we can allow anyone and everyone to simply sideload an app onto their box.”

So, there you have it; Your Xbox One is a development kit, but at the moment the only possible development you’re going to see from messing about in these menus is that of an overly expensive paperweight.

Xbox One’s Developer Menus Found In Retail Units

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