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Microsoft to allow early access to games via preview program

Being in the Microsoft preview program just got a little bit better, as Microsoft is going to use the program to support early access-style development of its own games.

Speaking to Kotaku, publishing head Shannon Loftis confirmed the news.

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“I can’t make any announcements about first-party games we’re going to put in Preview but typically at this point, given the way games development’s going, and the complexity of the systems, it is very important to us the consumer goes along with us the whole way,” the executive said.

“Game development itself has evolved in the last two, three, four years. It’s become far more community driven and far more incremental. This is a way to extend the beta experience and also support development a little in the process.”

What do you think of this? Is it a good idea to allow users early access to unfinished games, or would you rather wait for the full and finished experience?

Edited On 07 Aug, 2015

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Turniplord 1 year ago
long as it's free I don't see a problem with it they are basically saying they are going to allow people to participate in Betas of their games. However, if they charge for the games, like early access, then that's bad, meaning paying for a games months before it is out when the devs probably wont care if they fix everything as they already have your money - this whole 'pay for beta access' needs to stop, I don't know who pays for unfinished games

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