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After weeks without a single debilitating comment, Microsoft have returned to form by announcing and then quickly denying a development with it’s Xbox One(-Eighty) console.
On Wednesday it was suggested by Martin Fuller from the Xbox Advanced Technology Group that the console would no longer double up as a development kit as originally intended, before a spokesman rebuked the claims the next day (“We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solutions for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One”), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reiterated the company’s support to its gaming division.
The relevance of the story was reinforced by a survey conducted at GDC Europe (Game Developers Conference) this week suggesting that on the console front, more developers prefer to use the architecture offered by Sony’s PS4 (25% compared to 13% for Xbox One). However, the survey also suggested that the influence of consoles is starting to wear thin on developers, with over 60% claiming to be working on PC and mobile platforms. From the survey, it was also decreed that Sweden is current premier hub for game development in Europe, with the UK and Germany not far behind. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 7TH – 13TH JULY