The company will today unveil the software development platform that will drive the next-generation of Xbox, as well as future PC games. Dubbed XNA, the suite of tools will let developers skip writing boilerplate code that often bogs down the time it takes to create a game, said Microsoft in a statement.
“Software will be the single most important force in digital entertainment over the next decade,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and chief software architect, in a statement. “XNA underscores Microsoft’s commitment to the game industry and our desire to work with partners to take the industry to the next level.”
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