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The Xbox Development Kit, also known as the XDK for short, is a software development kit created by Microsoft. It was used to create software for the Xbox. It was used from between the years of 2000 and 2001.

The XDK included multiple tools to create Xbox software. The kit had a copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2002 installed on to it. It also had the ability to record gameplay footage.

Development Discs[]

Some users on the website ASSEMBlergames have collected Xbox Dev Kit Discs that were used with the kit.


Overtime, the XDK would be used to homebrew older games and or games that came out on Sony's PlayStation 2. The XDK was used to write the code for the homebrewed games.



Consoles and other devices
Development kits Xbox Alpha Tower IXbox Alpha Tower IIXbox Development KitXbox 360 Development KitXbox One Development Kit
Sixth generation XboxBundles
Seventh generation Xbox 360Xbox 360 SXbox 360 EBundles
Eighth generation Xbox OneXbox One SXbox One XXbox One S All-Digital EditionBundles
Ninth generation Xbox Series XXbox Series S
Cancelled Xbox PrototypeUnreleased Limited Edition Halo XboxXbox Watch