View Full Version : Ron Carmel: XBLA is losing "star talent"

October 4th, 2011, 23:20
Ron Carmel of World of Goo developer 2D Boy has question Microsoft's policies for XBLA, saying that the service is losing "star talent" to other platforms because of unnecessary bureaucracy and overly demanding processes.
Developers, Carmel believes, are moving away from the service. Not just that, but, in an extended blog post (http://2dboy.com/2011/10/03/xbla/) on 2D Boy's website, Carmel claims that it's some of the brightest and best who are migrating to other platforms.
Carmel used data from a previous survey of 200 indie developers from August 2010, combined with a new survey of the same developers. Around half of the lobbied companies responded, giving Carmel some interesting data.
Previously, Carmel believes, more developers had been working on Microsoft's platform, attracted by what many saw as the more evolved and polished XBL as opposed to PSN. Now, Carmel's data indicates, that trend is reversing, with Carmel predicting a continuing trend of devs moving away from XBLA and more creating games for PSN in the near future.