Posted 26 March 2004 - 07:57 AM
if this takes off it could mean whole new level for making games.
anyways here is the info
The XNA development platform will serve as the foundation for future game platforms from MS, including Windows, Xbox and Windows Mobile-based devices.
Posted 26 March 2004 - 12:34 PM
Overall, not MUCH of a change, but I imagine it means you'll be able to port between platforms without touching a line of code (just recompile to the new platform).
The Xbox XDK uses DirectX, but it's not a transparent port between Windows and Xbox. The missing pieces lay in the framework and what's possible in the APIs. M$ did something similar with WindowsCE AutoPC support - they brought back the GUI APIs and MFC into CE, making it easier to port apps.
Overall think of this as DirectX 10+. It will be a real winner if it incorporates a decent 3-D engine like Lithtech's.
Posted 26 March 2004 - 02:19 PM
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