UE5 UWP Xbox

I took a look at the matrix tech demo and seen that its ue5 on xbox and just wondering does UE5 have a uwp xbox fork available ?
Does any source branches have xbox support ?
or will UE5 have native support upon full release ?

I would steer away from UWP builds/branches, etc. When UWP with UE4 was coming online I spent considerable time and energy to make it work. You may already know, there is a UWP thread with plenty of my postings. On the Xbox, performance was in the dirt and rendering quality was terrible. It worked on the desktop but that wasn’t my target.

Xbox should be completely open for everyone. There is a posting on Microsoft’s site that states native development is open for everyone. However, no one seems to know about it. I will look for it. I may have an email to Epic with the link in it.

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Looking at the underlined text again, it indicates that if you are building for the PC you also need Console access. That does seem obstructive on Microsoft’s part. I wouldn’t put it past them though. I am hoping that access for both the PC & Console is opened to everyone.

thanks for the info, i applied to the console form and now waiting a response from epic for gdk on unreal.

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Hi @ShadowStar_Games and @Jerry.Richards,

I had a lot to do with the early 4.19.3 UWP and trying to get things working.

The XBOX GDK etc can be found at microsoft/GDK: Microsoft Public GDK (

Beware this is only for The Xbox Series X and you need to have an account, which means you have an agreed game.

The UE5 does support the code look for the conditional compilation code XSX

Performance of the original Universal Windows Programming code, now re-badged as Windows Runtime which was from the days of Windows7/8 et all from the Xbox 360 generation. Performance🤣, you were lucky if it ran, it needed Microsoft library 1.138 then upgraded, because of VS2017 to MSRT140 I think, even UE 4.24 heavily patched does not seem to work anymore, with the latest windows 10. Good luck converting VS2015 runtime code, because after 327 hours I could not!!.

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@ShadowStar_Games Please let us know if you are given access.

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well i didnt get access, epic wants me to get a Microsoft ID representative to send confirmation to them about it then its possible to go to the next step in getting it, honestly im not gonna bother, i didn’t realize at the time its for series X only as i have only got series S.
hello @Jimbohalo10 . Big thanks for creating the uwp version it has come in handy for a smaller game im creating that doesnt require too much rendering on the screen which leads to the bad performance.
i think ill just stick to 4.21 UWP for now.

and yes i learned the hard way that 4.24 uwp doesn’t work on xbox anymore, i tried numerous times but the packed projects always crash on start up on xbox :frowning: