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Xbox One: Notch feels it’s a “wonderful idea” for the box to be turned into a devkit

Friday, 26th July 2013 17:28 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mojang’s Markus ‘Notch’ Persson thinks it’s a grand idea on Microsoft’s part to allow for Xbox One consoles to be turned into devkits.

Speaking with Edge Online, Persson said such a move will make it easier and cheaper on everyone involved.

“I think it’s a wonderful idea to have the actual box be the dev kits,” he said. “This makes it easier for both the developer and for Microsoft, and presumably they could make it a lot cheaper since they’d only sell unlock codes.

“I realize there are other factors at play here, though, like a perceived need to make sure only ‘legitimate’ developers get access to it, so a monetary barrier might still be in place.”

Other indie developers had a few things to say on the matter, and you can look over a few of those quotes here.

And analyst quotes here.

Xbox One is out in November.

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  1. JavelinX

    The tide is turning – Roger Waters

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Sang2

    I feel with xbox one being turned into a dev kit, will it be easier for people to access that code and hack the console and other people’s games?

    #2 9 months ago
  3. JavelinX

    @2 Yes, perhaps easy like original xbox, but still no internet connection or ban. But yes, Gamecube emulator come to me!

    #3 9 months ago
  4. SlayerGT

    @2 yep

    #4 9 months ago
  5. MrWaffles

    Can’t argue with this decision, this generation will definitely see a lot of new and great developers appear because of the lower barrier of entry to such a development kit.

    @2 The pc-like architecture means the hackin’ was going to be easier anyways.

    #5 9 months ago