XBOX 720: possible digital download mass service

Thomas Cooper cthomas at ca.ibm.com
Fri Jan 27 10:07:42 CST 2012


Digital distribution like Steam have the infrastructure built for it.
The entry fee for independent and smaller devs to Steam is way way lower 
than all the licensing crap that Microsoft offers with their XBLA, and for 
the larger companies, it costs next to nothing to host it digitally as 
opposed to the brick-and-mortar packaging (especially when the game 
requires Steam and  you essential buy a CD key at the retail store, with 
added taxes, etc....)

Besides, those console games are marked up to hell so I bet they make a 
pretty penny for brick-and-mortar sales. 

I doubt MS will try a full-blown Steam-like console digital distribution. 
-Thomas Cooper


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