Microsoft is not going to be opening up third-party input for creative products in its forthcoming 'Xbox 720' console.
Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, speaking through a haze of buzzwords attempted to make it plain that the Xbox ecosystem would remain 'curated' going forwards 24/7 as a paradigm... like so:
"There's a certain level of technical and production competency that people have to get through because we're trying to curate great experiences," he explains. "We're trying to make sure that what exists upon our service on our system is done to a quality level and has interest for people who are likely to use it."
In short, "If we don't agree the rates, you ain't coming on. Best you head off somewhere creative..." what about the Steambox then Don, would that be a threat?
"No", Don told the Verge.
"The scale of products and things that are being brought to market are probably a little bit richer when I look at Sony, Nintendo, Apple, and Google..." he expanded.
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