August 11th, 2005 07:52 PM
Licencing Fees for XBox 360
Manufacturers seeking to release peripherals for the Xbox 360 will have to pay royalties to Microsoft on each unit sold, with a new security system on the console preventing the connection of unlicensed devices.
As a result, only Microsoft-authorised joypads, steering wheels and other such devices will be released, according to a abridged version of a new contract between the software giant and peripheral maker Mad Catz which was released as part of a Mad Catz financial filiing this week.
GamesIndustry.biz - Microsoft plans to charge license fee for Xbox 360 peripherals
Note from Microsoft : Errrr...sorry, but we don't already sqeeeze enough money out of you...we need more...
August 11th, 2005 08:26 PM
Bleh, it will be exactly the same as the current XBox, staying afloat by the skin of its teeth.
PSx, (or PS 3) will blow it out of the water.
With all the subtlety of an artillery barrage / Follow blindly, for the true path is sketchy at best. .:Bring OS X to x86!
Og ingen kan minnast dei linne drag i dronningas andlet den fagre dag Då landet her kvilte i heilag fred og alle hadde kjærleik å elske med.