I’m hoping (in vein probably) it’s just a bug but the Partner Center dashboard no longer seems to allow Xbox Creators Program to be enabled for any UWP game.
I’ve received no notification and found nothing at all about it on the whole internet but oddly, the category “Games” is also missing from the list if you create an “MSIX or PWA App” product type. The warning text about how the “Games” category is special is still there.
Clicking the “Xbox Creators Program” link in the submission just takes you to a page that says, “This product is not currently allowed to use Xbox Live” and to contact your Xbox accounts manager, which of course you don’t have as just a Xbox Creator Program member.
The upshot is that if you upload a package that targets xbox then it will not allow you to submit the game since Xbox Creators Program is not enabled for it. Untick the box for Xbox then it doesn’t care. This means no more UWP Xbox games.
If they have killed it without warning or notification of any kind, I will be furious. I can hardly believe they would but I don’t know how else to interpret this.
Is there anyone else here with a partner center account who could verify or otherwise what I’m seeing?