Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jul 2013 21:51 UTC
Games Microsoft will allow self-publishing on the Xbox One - Every Xbox One will be a development unit. "Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We'll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August." No matter how much Microsoft screwed up the initial PR around the new Xbox, this is just awesome news.
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XNA
by jbates on Thu 25th Jul 2013 01:47 UTC
jbates
Member since:
2013-06-28

But they've made it clear they're deprecating XNA (one of the best damn tools for indie game developers ever). What kind of platform will we have access to?

I'm guessing it'll be similar to the Windows 8 API. Maybe it'll flat-out run Windows 8 apps? Have access to the same store?

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RE: XNA
by moondevil on Thu 25th Jul 2013 04:39 in reply to "XNA"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

XNA was a victim of the usual native vs managed politic groups inside Microsoft.

At BUILD 2013, Unity was presented as XNA successor.

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RE[2]: XNA
by Nelson on Thu 25th Jul 2013 05:31 in reply to "RE: XNA"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

XNA was pretty disliked, until MSFT depreciated it of course.

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