What is the Xbox 360 Registered Developers Program ("RDP") and how do I join?
The Xbox 360 Registered Developers Program licenses independent professional development companies of Xbox 360 Retail and Arcade titles to obtain full Xbox 360 Development Kits. With these development kits we enable them to create innovative new games on Xbox 360 as well as afford them an opportunity to present their ideas to publishing partners in a timely fashion.
Participation in the Xbox 360 Registered Developers Program is generally restricted to those companies who are not currently working with a Developer Account Manager (DAM) or an authorized Xbox 360 publisher on an approved title, or companies who have a substantiated need for an XDK instead of pursuing development with the App Hub, as well as companies that include personnel with significant previous professional game development industry experience.
- Applications for entry to the Xbox 360 Registered Developers Program may be requested by emailing contact information and a brief description of the game concept and company to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your initial mail is received, if your proposal is of interest, you will be contacted.
- Developers will be required to execute a non-disclosure agreement with Microsoft prior to being considered for the program.
- Following review and acceptance of a submission form, selected applicants will be sent a license agreement, which must be executed before access to the development hardware and software can be granted.
NOTE: Acceptance into the Xbox 360 Registered Developers Program in no way implies any endorsement by Microsoft of the developer or their work. NO XBOX SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S) MAY BE PUBLISHED, OR DISTRIBUTED TO END USERS, EXCEPT BY A LICENSED PUBLISHER PURSUANT TO AN XBOX DEVELOPMENT KIT AND XBOX PUBLISHER LICENSE AGREEMENT EXECUTED BY MICROSOFT.
Xbox Development Kit (xbox dev kit):