Microsoft announces XNA development platform

March 24, 2004

This morning at the GDC, Microsoft announed a new development platform entitled XNA. It is meant to allow simultaneous development for Xbox, Windows, and Windows mobile devices. They are also planning controllers that are natively supported by Xbox and Windows. Definitely a suprise move that I never would have imagined, but I can see how this would be a big benefit for game developers. There is speculation of an Xbox Live style matchmaking service becoming available for Windows users as well. The full article is on Gamespot.