It’s now quite a bit cheaper to develop Xbox 360 games. Then again, you could probably develop for any new Android phone and be dealing with more powerful hardware, but that’s for another day. Microsoft has developed a new Xbox 360 development kit that’s smaller than the previous kit and has more memory and hard drive space.
Microsoft, without listing a price, pegs the new dev kit at a “significantly reduced price from its predecessor.” It’s partially down to the addition of the fancy new Sidecar, which lets developers develop without having to buy separate kits.
The new kit will initially be available to people with existing deals—rumor has it that the kits initially cost $10,000, but that’s not exactly public knowledge—before moving onto new customers, if you will.
This story was a lot more interesting when I first noticed it, sorry.