Microsoft Forcing Developers To Use Windows 8 For PC Versions of XBLA Titles

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Posted June 12, 2012 by in Latest News

Headline:: Microsoft Forcing Developers To Use Windows 8 For PC Versions of XBLA Titles
 
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Microsoft is forcing developers to make XBLA games exclusively on Windows 8 for their PC counterparts.

by Haziq Agha
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Coming from RockPaperShotgun, it seems like Microsoft is forcefully asking indie developers to make titles that are on XBLA and PC for Windows 8, not Windows 7. Coming from indie developer 17-bit:

“It can take almost a year to figure out a good deal to get on both console & PC. And in our case, we managed to get a simultaneous launch on console and at-least-some-flavor-of-Windows, which is largely unheard of for indie games.”

The developer also stated that “as we announce more about the game, hopefully our reasoning will become more apparent. We are however confident our Windows 8 sales would outsell a theoretical Game For Windows Live & Win 7 version.”

Source: RPS.


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Haziq Agha

21 Year Old, Avid Gaming Fan, Technology and Open Source Junkie.

 
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