Wait what? How come I never heard of this.
Time to hit play-asia.
I don't know, man, it was a pretty big deal (at least among importers) back when it happened but that was a couple years ago. I remember Andriasang had a ton of articles about it...
Bad news just keeps coming. We already heard that indie devs can't self-publish, but at least they still have XBLIG, right? Well apparently there won't be separate channels
this time around. There's just "games" now. Now while MS hasn't said so explicitly, I seriously
doubt they want the flood of unregulated content from XBLIG to be in their main channel, so it sounds like they're just getting rid of XBLIG entirely. This while both Nintendo and Sony are aggressively courting indie devs...
Also, no cross-play between generations
. I guess that doesn't seem very surprising to most people, but with Sony supporting PSP<->Vita play, Vita<->PS3 play, and even PS3<->PC play (Portal 2, and to some extend Dust 514) I wouldn't be surprised if they could do PS3<->PS4 (though they haven't actually said one way or another). But the 'superior' Xbox Live infrastructure can't even handle 360<->One.