Free 360 Development Tools

7 03 2008

360 controller

Excellent move from Microsoft; XNA attracted quite a lot of flak for its subscription models last year. Now they’ve announced free development tools for students under a new programme called Dreamspark:

The Microsoft DreamSpark student program (http://channel8.msdn.com) makes available, at no charge, a broad range of development and design software for download. The program is now available to more than 35 million college students in Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. Broad global coverage, as well as an expansion of the program to high school students around the world, potentially reaching up to 1 billion students worldwide, will continue throughout the next year.

After this rolls out globally, they just have to open it up to the kind of auteurs who turn to modding…

(CC image from louder)

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