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Microsoft has been criticised by big developers and indies alike, for always charging tens of thousands of dollars to update games on its Xbox 360, leading to long delays in some cases and in others, no updates at all - as it just wasn’t financially viable. Now though, the software giant has dropped the fee, making all game updates on the platform free.



"Fez Creator, Phil Fish, wasn’t able to fully patch the game after release, due to the too costly Microsoft fee."
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They’re not unlimited however. You can’t keep changing and changing. If one of your updates doesn’t happen to pass certification Microsoft will issue a charge.

Of course this chance to Microsoft policy comes right at the end of the console’s main life cycle. The question at this point for many developers, will undoubtedly be: what policy will Microsoft employ on the Xbox One?


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Edited by FCSElite - 6/28/13 at 3:10am
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I've had it with these Microsoft news. Really, nobody cares about the stupid tactics Microsoft has. Yeah, let's have the worst policies ever, then when the whole internet hates us, let's change them *a bit*. No thanks.
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I think its quite obvious what policy they will be using for the xbox one.

Between this and the fact that Windows Store apps will be usable on the XBO, its quite clear where MS are going in terms of supporting developers.

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Edited by GrizzleBoy - 6/28/13 at 3:40am
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sony pinched M$ ass again and forced them to treat indie devs more nicely


man do i feel bad for those poor devs
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This will help devs a lot !

Wasnt they charging somthing stupid likke $25k to $50k for an update lol
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This will help devs a lot !

Wasnt they charging somthing stupid likke $25k to $50k for an update lol

It was supposedly to keep devs from releasing incomplete games.
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It was supposedly to keep devs from releasing incomplete games.

I don't mind incomplete games as long as they don't take my 2cents.gif every time they patch something, then throw in a map, and call it DLC. mad.gif
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