Xbox made a bold decision today in announcing that it was opening its creator program up to developers of all calibers, instead of just those that were accepted into the ID@Xbox program. This effectively allows any size game to be distributed and sold on all of the Windows gaming platforms, including Xbox One, Windows 10, … Continue reading Xbox Opens Up Creators Program to Everyone, Democratizes Game Development
Other mediocre showings included Destiny 2, the new Call of Duty, and a startling lack of independent content. To make matters worse, the audience wasn’t very excited this year, and every time the producers would cut to an audience reaction we would get some hype-killing display, like somebody yawning, on their phone, or just generally seeming uninterested, which is such a stark difference from last year's display. At least Xbox put their audience in matching t-shirts….
Right off the bat, Microsoft started their conference off by announcing that their console, previously nicknamed “Scorpio” was officially coming out this year and is called the Xbox One X. Now, while this name might seem cheesy at first, I actually think this is a smart move from Microsoft, for what they’re going with this console cycle. Rather than taking the typical stance of releasing a new console and killing off the previous one, (RIP WiiU and 3DS) Microsoft decided to create a console family out of the Xbox One generation.