August 14, 2006
Microsoft is releasing a free development kit for Xbox 360 games: You make them on your PC and download them to the Xbox. It ain’t exactly full democratization of game development — you can’t share games made this way with random friends on Xbox Live — but still, it’s pretty great. Deets on Gamasutra.
Update: Microsoft’s Peter Moore enumerates eight ways to open up the world of game development. Excellent and correct.