XBox for … ahem … the masses

August 15, 2006

From CrunchGear »  Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games:

  • Microsoft’s decision to launch a low-end version of its XNA programming framework for making XBox games
  • allows students and amateurs to play in the XBox sandbox and share games and code with other programmers
  • MS is looking forward to launching a few amateur apps, thereby reducing their development costs to zero.
  • Clearly this is a viable and interesting model and the barrier to entry is fairly low, so everyone and their dog can get in on this thing early. Interestingly enough – and I’ve always been a big PS3 proponent – I can’t imagine Sony even considering this sort of thing, to their detriment.

UPDATE: It’s on Techmeme too.

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