is reporting that Microsoft will finally be making good on its promise that all Xbox One's will be capable of converting to dev kits, a promise they perpetuated well before the console's launch in 2013.
Before this idea of converting personal consoles to dev kits was floated, those wanting to actually develop on the Xbox platform would have to either buy an expensive dev unit, or use the XNA framework available on PC. According to The Verge that will become far easier later this year when Microsoft rolls out its ambitious plans, like allowing more apps on the Xbox One. Apparently we can expect more to be talked in the coming months, especially during their Build developer conference in April.
Alongside the retail dev kit switch Microsoft are also planning to publish an SDK preview in May, both to be made public to developers for app creation. The report indicates that Microsoft expects to increase its development pool from a "select" few individuals to "everyone" that feels like they have what it takes.
More on this and how Windows 10 will play a part can be found at The Verge's report