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Submitted by cain141 605d ago | news

Japanese developer cites Microsoft currency policy as barrier to XBLA development

Much has been made over the last seven years about the high cost of publishing, promoting and patching on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Arcade platform. Last week, G.Rev president Hiroyuki Maruyama (Strania: The Stellar Machine, Under Defeat HD) shared his own thoughts on the platform. (Xbox 360)

xboxpspfan  +   605d ago
Great article and excellent research!
MikeMyers  +   605d ago
First off they need to get rid of the point system.
MasterofHubes  +   605d ago
Awesome read!
RyanReynoldsIII  +   605d ago
A great piece of work here. You don't see bits of industry related info like this every day.
IAmNotAMonster  +   605d ago
Makes sense. The whole system is set up to put the financial burden of service and certification on the developers. Factor in the negative MSP/exchange for foreign currency and it's pretty clear why there's a constant grumble associated with XBLA development.
Kramerica13  +   605d ago
Great read!
ItsMeJohnD  +   605d ago
Great article, well worth the read, contains some interesting information.
MasterCornholio  +   605d ago
wow i never thought of Microsoft points causing Japanese developers problems due to the difference in the strength of the currency. Shame about the comment calling the Japanese a bunch of cry babies.
smmelton  +   605d ago
I'd never actually thought about the exchange rate. No wonder we don't get much on the Japanese front.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   604d ago
very informative I wonder how microsoft will approach the japanese front Next Gen.

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