Next-Gen.biz - Kris Graft, Wednesday, 12 December 2007:
With the release of Microsoft's XNA Game Studio 2.0, Microsoft edges closer to a publishing pipeline for the amateur development community.
"It's our next big step in democratizing game development," XNA general manager Chris Satchell told Next-Gen regarding the release of Game Studio 2.0, which launches Thursday at Creators.XNA.com.
Satchell's ultimate vision is to create what he has in the past called a "YouTube for Games" on consoles, where users can create a game and share it with the development and gaming community at large, and at will.
Microsoft isn't quite there yet, but Satchell reveals that the vision is becoming reality, perhaps sooner than expected.