Xbox Community Games, As Low As 60 Cents? Probably Not ...
Posted by XanTium | October 30 21:02 EST | News Category: Xbox360
Microsoft's launch next month of the "New Xbox Experience" is also bringing with it access to Community Games, and the home-brewed games could be even cheaper than originally expected.
In Joystiq's video preview of the Community Games section of the new service, we find out that of the three titles currently available in the preview build, multiplayer space shooter Net Rumble is priced at 50 Microsoft Points (around 60 cents).
This of course could simply be a quirk of the beta build of the New Xbox Experience, or it could mean cheaper games.
Update: When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is ... from gamasutra.com:
One thing that was notable is that the [Community] games -- which will retail from 200, 400, or 800 Microsoft points (US$2.50, $5, and $10), and which will all have timed demo versions -- seemed to be on par with many of the "professional" games on Xbox Live Arcade.
This is perhaps because some of the top titles were created by small groups of former industry professionals, or well-resourced, talented academic teams.
Full Story: blog.wired.com | gamasutra.com