Microsoft is no longer requiring developers to pay a fee to patch Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade games, after dropping their earlier policy that placed a hefty sum on game updates.
I wonder if they won't charge for updates on the Xbox One either (the tweet only mentions the 360), but hey, that's a start. Now how about self-publishing now?
Issue delt with - now onto the next.
"now onto the next." You're right. 1. Remove mandatory Kinect 2. Lower price 3. Have better and more exclusives 4. Add a touchpad to the controller 5. Change RAM to match the PS4 6. Fix controller to match dualshock 4 7. Removes Microsoft's involvement totally from the Xbox One and get another company behind it. Then maybe just maybe we may start actually liking the system.
@Mikemyers So basically you just want it to be a PS4?? That doesn't make sense. If you want a PS4 just buy a Ps4 i don't want two systems that area exactly the same and the controller is all preference as i don't like the sony controllers. i also DO NOT want a touchpad on my controller I happen to think that is one of the dumb ideas that has come up with next gen systems. The price i can agree with and the mandatory kinect i can agree with that too and hell the RAM as well but everything else no just no. Keep in mind that i will eventually get a PS4 regardless of the fact that i don't like some of the things they've done but Sony makes good games so i won't deny myself the ability to play good games.
Now as you can see on the right of the N4G tour bus, we have two Xbots Mike Myers and Dope crying about how PS4 is popular.
It's meaningless with indie devs until they drop the no self-publishing thing. So they need to get on to that issue. Now.
"So basically you just want it to be a PS4?? That doesn't make sense." It doesn't make sense because it STILL wouldn't have KZ Shadowfall regardless of how much Microsoft Netherlands would want it to be.
They actually did this?! Lol!
Great, now devs I'll be even lazier and wait till post release to fix issues that should've been fixed pre-launch.
Are you serious? Free patching will mean that legitimate problems that they missed can be fixed easier and faster than with MS's old policy. We won't have another fez where the dev refuses to fix a glitch, because of monetary issues.
They already allowed one free patch , if your game needs more than one patch after that , says something about their development process IMO
@ Cmk0121, That's not really a fair assessment. There's always a chance of some issues with a patch, especially if the 1st patch isn't mainly to fix issues, but to add more features and content. Devs shouldn't have that pressure over their heads that if they miss one thing, that they will be doomed. I remember Dungeon Defenders having issues, and they took forever to fix them, because they wanted to add everything into one patch, so they wouldn't have to pay some insane amount of $$$.
personally 2 me some devs do seem lik they're more worried about getting there game out quickly & letting the players test them lik a beta while they work on dlc but also its not lik its the ole skool nes days where if a game was really messed up u had 2 send it in 2 get a working copy so its just a hange in time u can look at it both ways
Glass half empty...... How about devs now being encouraged to get updates out to fix inevitable bugs quicker as there's no cost barrier to consider.
Glass half empty is how he views the world, hence all his comments usually gearing toward the negative.
"Glass half empty is how he views the world, hence all his comments usually gearing toward the negative. " you ain't lying there. He must not have. He purposely tries to be a contrarian.
More "Look at teh benefits!" from future Xbone gamers? Shocker. Stop drinking PR koolaid that they AREN'T EVEN SERVING ANYMORE.
MS changing everything about their console is pretty hilarious
and it will be a much better product when it releases
True. We shouldn't moan about the things they do wrong yet complain when they right them. We cant have it both ways. Its amusing to watch, don't get me wrong but what's more amusing is those fans defending ms's policies so staunchly only for ms to make a few u turns/changes, leaving the defenders looking like muppets.
That much is true. However, MS is turning the X1 into an exact PS4 replica. There are hardly any differences left except that MS does not allow self publishing and X1 comes with an obligatory expensive camera. Sony already has a massive lead due to E3. If MS comes up with a product that is exactly the same as their competitors but with a few downsides, coupled with the fact that people are still left with a bad impression from E3, their chances of coming out on top are slim
at the disagrees above, tell me how it won't be a better product lol
Damit, replied to the wrong piece. Lol @Legreffer below Ermm no, that article is an opinion piece from an IGN staffer not actual fact.
If they didn't you'd surely complain, Sony did as well. It's already out there Sony adjust there policies because of microsofts backlash, removed camera to make price lower and upgraded to the ram they had last minute...but that's not worth talking about right ?? What a joke
I'd like to see your sources for the removal of the camera.
He will have no source other than conjecture. Of course a camera included version would be considered by those at the helm. Judging by the packaging that we've all seen, it seems sony always had a camera-less ps4 in mind. They've also seemed to have made bundles with the camera, giving customers a choice.
Also like to see your sources about the last minute ram upgrade.
@Legreffer Ermm no, that article is an opinion piece from an IGN staffer not actual fact.
Wait 'till they start firing people, that's always good for moral,. and high spirits, right before a launch.. fun times.
you can tell SONY is leading the way in terms of policies, M$ is backtracking on months of work just to follow what SONY is doing, lol.
Yea keep leading the way Sony! Microsost trying to follow
You like a rapper who has a song called I am god, validity of anything you say GONE sir
You like a company that only care about your money, sir.
"Microsoft Confirms: No Longer Charging Developers For Xbox Updates" They just have to pay the "no charging a fee" fee.
Because there's something much more sinister in the works. Hence the previous article of them adding new restrictions for devs.
Whats Ironic is that, the Internet has made devs lazy as sh!t. Back in the days when we had Cartridges and no online(of course it has its benefits), there was not much of this patching, DLC, and unfinished game business. The devs seem to use this as a crutch for when they don't finish a game or push it out earlier then they should. Well they can always patch it up, or offer DLC for sh!t that should be in the game. One of the things I hate about gaming now, Sloppiness.
That Devs didn't have said crutch back then is part of the issue. Games being simpler another. Granted, didn't stop things like Cheetah Men.
Games used to be rushed out in the old days too. Atari used to rush out games to meet deadlines and the quality suffered.
Oh yeah I'm sure there was..every dev have deadlines. You really could not put a game out that just was not functional and expecting to patch it whenever you want.
This only means something if it applies to the XB1 as well.
I would love to know what Microsofts plan is. After the old strategy didn't work they are pretty much following sony's lead
What would really even up the cost of the xbones $499 is if microsoft announces xbl gold is free. Do this & I bet that would really even up the playing field. Id actually go out & buy one at launch if they did so. Just saying.
Microsoft should subsidize the box once again and have it be 199 with contract.
I bet you they will...similar to the cell phone model people love here in the US.
That would do aswell. I was hoping they would have an sku without kinect for $399 but i think microsoft are going to support kinect even more this next gen which im afraid might turn into a casual fest of crap to cash in. Lets be real, despite the core not giving a crap about kinect but alot of shovel ware on it sells & is cheaper to create compared to triple A games. I just have this bad feeling the xbone will turn into that down the line 3 or 4 years after its launch. I hope it doesnt but going by how microsoft is currently handling the 360, i would not be surprised at all if it happens.
I had no idea they even had to pay a fee.
they had to even pay for bandwidth for downloads http://www.destructoid.com/...
Good job Microsoft. I don't want MS to crash, since the worst things that could possibly happen to non-nintendo consoles is one side getting a monopoly. Sony has done some pretty consumer-unfriendly moves in the past as well, lets be honest here. I have real trouble believing that if they had next to no competition they wouldn't try and push the same crap onto us. So once again, good job on this Microsoft. I will rage against you when you act horribly, but this is a genuinely good move. Let's hope you continue in this vein, maybe open things up more for indies.
agreed... the consumer wins when we have competition. I like that Sony is now pushing MS to get more friendly for smaller developers. Lets hope this kinda of rivalry continues to benefit the gamer.
This is awesome maybe we can see smaller games what have glitches patched faster now and not have to deal with bugs :)
Wow! 1st xbox will support Dx 11.2 than Windows 8 app cross platform and now this!! ForGet sony!!.....x1 make my tv a smart tv
Most of the TV's are smart TV's now, We just bought one,.. what would an x1 do/? make it a super smart tv.?
Um! Well if I have an older tv if I connect an x1 I will have all the features the new samsungs tv come with:/ what can u not undrrstand? Or Is it cause u just go around posting negative comments on just about every x1 article acting like a troll....I mean !!literally!!! ...we get it u dont like xbox......or are u calling me poor??
Gqm3rcheek67 Samsung,, nice product placement.. i am the yin, to Reputation Managements Yang.,.. poor?- no your prob. doing ok working for m$ -- I do it for karma. and for the kids.
Great. The one thing the Xbox had going for it minimal updates. Great move. Way to go. (Mouth fart!)
This is going to be one heated war...
This is a great step to be more developer friendly. It's seems like Sony are forcing them to change a lot of policies and for the better. Next Gen (Read: This gen) is going to be awesome. Xbox coming off a great year for the brand and Playstation getting a wake up call (PS3 still had a great gen and still outsold the 360) we are in for another great gen with 2 companies battling it out to get our money. Not only are MS changing policies to keep up with Sony, Sony had to overhaul the PSN to keep up with Xbox live. No matter you perspective we should just enjoy the consoles we buy and not worry about it. Let the companies do the battling and let us be gamers. *Steps off soap box*
because it would be in direct conflict with the always evolving world of the cloud.- constant updates..
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