Recap: The Future of Gaming on UWP – GDC Europe Twitter Chat

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This year’s Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe) proved that there’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a Windows game developer.

Play Anywhere, Xbox’s Project Scorpio, [email protected] – those are just a few of the ways Windows and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) are making it even easier to build an amazing game with the most advanced features and, most importantly, get people playing.

Alex Teodorescu-Badia, Senior Product Manager for Gaming, Windows Developer Platform, hosted a session about the future of UWP gaming at the event. For those who couldn’t attend in-person, Alex answered questions in a Twitter chat after the session ended.

There, he provided a peek into Microsoft’s plans and roadmap for building the best place for indie game developers on Windows devices including OS-level updates coming this year in Windows, platform-agnostic development approaches, partner tools and engines, and tips on how to maximize your game’s revenue.

Keep reading to see highlights from our #GDCE16 Twitter chat, from virtual reality support in Xbox’s Project Scorpio to the best guides for beginner game developers.



Our #GDCE16 Twitter Chat is live! Tweet your questions with #UWPGDC & we'll answer as many as we can over the hour. pic.twitter.com/F541Eu7d4c

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Here’s you go @nycoconut14! More info: https://t.co/xVwsy7e9dG (And this: https://t.co/yXGoR2Qx0z) #UWPGDC #GDCE16 pic.twitter.com/F0gdRE7y6o

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Hey @Grasher134, find updates here: https://t.co/yJvX01VEeH (More info: https://t.co/mTEhC5CCPz) #UWPGDC #GDCE16 pic.twitter.com/IOQpyFxCLx

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Hi @carlose21978599 – check out @XboxWire for more info: https://t.co/gJE4kZTukc #UWPGDC #GDCE16 pic.twitter.com/tODFIIUXPd

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Good question, @ingare_rev! #ProjectScorpio #UWPGDC #GDCE16 pic.twitter.com/5Ytg3JkroW

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Glad you asked, @iamsajid_aa! Check out @yecats131's video for more info: https://t.co/6xvmHDAwom #UWPGDC #GDCE16 pic.twitter.com/xdz2rPEp62

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Game on, @LanceWMcCarthy! #UWPGDC #GDE16 pic.twitter.com/HntxMvAYwm

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



Good things come to those who wait, @Tweetadisingh! Stay up-to-date here: https://t.co/aabSvr8ld9 #UWPGDC #GDCE16 pic.twitter.com/kg1JPi10aU

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016



And that's the end of our #UWPGDC Twitter Chat! Learn more about #GDCE16 here: https://t.co/wXuIBuet51 pic.twitter.com/Xi2R2sR0zS

— Windows Developer (@windowsdev) August 16, 2016


As always, tweet us if you have any more questions about game development or becoming a UWP dev!

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