Xbox Smartglass: Small, Indie Developers Need Not Apply
Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:29 PM
Agreed. As a college student studying game development, I first thought negative of MSFT for completely shutting out XNA on SmartGlass, perceiving it as giving indie devs the short end of the stick.
However, after further thought, I think it might be more of a technology thing at work here. It's very possible that independent devs will still be able to develop applications for Xbox SmartGlass, but won't be able to use the XNA Game Studio frameworks to do it. We'll just have to wait and see.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:58 AM
Remember that Nintendo doesnt even pay indies unless they sell enough.