Microsoft’s statement today confirms that even the retail Xbox One consoles will come built with the ability to function as a developer kit. Microsoft’s new option for their console is reminiscent of Apple's long standing ability of their iOS devices, thus eliminating the need for small developers the need to lay large sums of cash for more expensive developer-specific systems. Another clear move by Microsoft to make it easier for developer to get their work out there and ready for use. Read the full details here.
Microsoft has announced that not only will they now allow indie developers to have access to self-publish their apps on Xbox One, but they have also confirmed that hat every Xbox One console will have the ability to be used for game development.