Microsoft has announced that it plans to release their game developing platform XNA to the public. The software, named XNA Game Studio Express, will be first released as a free download for any PC running Windows XP, with the first open beta coming on August 30. A second version, one that can design games for the Xbox 360, would be released afterward to the tune of $90 USD.
This move will, in the long run, not only bring fresh ideas into the Xbox Live Arcade but severely lower the entry levels to the industry both financially and technically. This is a great move by Microsoft! The next great game from John Doe might actually have a chance. And it doesn’t stop there, apparently Microsoft envisions a system, much like YouTube where you can share and sell your creations with the world.
Not much more to say, its a smart move, a really smart move.
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