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To develop projects with Xenko, you need:

Requirement Specifications
Hard drive space 5GB
Operating system Windows 7, 8.1, 10
IDE for writing code Visual Studio 2015 or 2017
CPU x64
GPU Direct3D 10+ compatible GPU
RAM 4GB (minimum), 8GB (recommended)

RAM requirements vary depending on your project:

  • Developing simple 2D applications doesn't require much RAM.
  • Developing 3D games with lots of assets requires larger amounts of RAM.

Mobile development

To develop for mobile platforms, you also need:

Platform Requirements
Android Xamarin*
iOS Mac computer, Xamarin*


  • Xamarin is included with Visual Studio licenses. For instructions about how to install Xamarin with Visual Studio 2017, see this MSDN page.

For information about platforms Xenko supports, see Platforms.

Run games made with Xenko

To run games made with Xenko, you need:

  • .NET 4.6.1
  • DirectX11 (included with Windows 10 and later), OpenGL, or Vulkan
  • Visual C++ 2015 runtimes (x86 and/or x64, depending on what you set in your project properties in Visual Studio)