Xbox 360 Developers Can Now Patch Their Games For Free

By Jared Scott on June 28, 2013, 3:06PM EDT
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Game developers for the Xbox 360 now have a reason to rejoice. Making a public statement about a change in their development policies, Microsoft announced that developers will no longer be charged for any update on titles from the Xbox 360 Arcade.

While this changed in policy actually went into effect in April 2013, this is their first time announcing this to the general public. One developer who was quick to respond to the announcement was the love-him-or-hate-him Phil Fish who was more than happy to point out the two month delay. Fish is also taking the initiative to make sure that the policy is "retro-active," meaning that the policy applies to past-released games.

With Microsoft's change of policy on update fees for Xbox 360 games as well as used games and always online for the Xbox One, it's apparent that they want to quickly correct any mistakes that could hamper their future both with gamers and developers.

Source: EuroGamer

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