The lights are on
Yesterday was a big (and at times confusing) day for Microsoft. Some exciting details about the new Xbox One console have come into focus, but there is still much we don't know.
One of the things we learned is that the divide between Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Games on Demand, and Xbox Live Indie Games will disappear (and with it growing brand confusion). Games will all be housed together, and we envision an approach similar to how Valve has structured Steam.
What won't be like Steam though, is how developers will get their content onto Microsoft's Xbox Live service. In an interview with Shack News, Microsoft general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms Matt Booty confirmed that, as of now, developers will still need publisher assistance to get in front of consumers.
This is a departure from how Microsoft's competitors are approaching independent development, with Sony and Nintendo both opening the door to self-publishing. It's important to note that this decision may change between now and the Xbox One launch (and even later as the platform evolves).
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[Source: Shack News]
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Well Microsoft has just screwed themselves over.
Making the small man jump trough hoops
Is Microsoft trying to let Sony win?
If they will change it as game informer assume, then Microsoft have a really big mess on their part. Why you would say this process is like this bit we are going to change it. Seems like Microsoft is not sure how to process. Yesterday, Microsoft itself was contradictory about used games and required connection and they made a mess of a confusion.
Oh my, every new article that gets released is just one step closer to the PS4 for me. I have never been so disappointed in Microsoft.
Can't stand these morons.
Microsoft just announced you'll need to pay a fee just to save your game, you'll be charged a fee every time you get an achievement and finally they also announced they'll have special meter maids coming to your house to collect the money you'll be inserting into the system