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#Actualphantom

Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

At a guess this refers to the whole 'zomg! Windows 8 store! It r the closed and evil!' stuff which was kicking about around Win8's launch.

Thing is I suspect out of the two companies MS will be the first to put up a 'broad access' development system like XNA; the next Xbox is more than likely going to be running the Windows 8 kernel which means that, like the phones, it'll likely have sandboxed C++ ability (just without the battery sucking power ability) so I suspect that much like Windows Phone 8 and WinRT/Modern UI apps before it a $99/year dev for the Xbox option using familiar APIs might well open up after launch.

I don't see it being an XNA type thing, just along the lines of what we have now for the tablet, phone and MUI apps - which makes sense if you consider that MS basically want to get everything connected which means more people are likely to buy into their stuff.

#1phantom

Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:39 PM

At a guess this refers to the whole 'zomg! Windows 8 store! It r the closed and evil!' stuff which is kicking about.

Thing is I suspect out of the two companies MS will be the first to put up a 'broad access' development system like XNA; the next Xbox is more than likely going to be running the Windows 8 kernel which means that, like the phones, it'll likely have sandboxed C++ ability (just without the battery sucking power ability) so I suspect that much like Windows Phone 8 and WinRT/Modern UI apps before it a $99/year dev for the Xbox option using familiar APIs might well open up after launch.

I don't see it being an XNA type thing, just along the lines of what we have now for the tablet, phone and MUI apps - which makes sense if you consider that MS basically want to get everything connected which means more people are likely to buy into their stuff.

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