We’re all familiar with the “Game of The Year” award, where a computer game has a chance to make the short list of “Best of the Best” and go on to win a cash prize.
Now, Microsoft has announced a similar program for its own games, where the company will hand out the prestigious “Game Developers Choice Award” every year for the next four years.
The announcement was made at Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference in San Francisco, and it comes after Microsoft had just announced a new version of its Xbox One console, the Xbox One X. With the release of Microsoft’s new XB1 console and its new “Game developers” program, Microsoft hopes to make its game development process as easy as possible for new developers.
“We believe that by focusing on the very best game development and content creation software for developers, we’re giving them the best tools and tools for creating their games that they can use,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement.
“This new program will enable us to give you the tools you need to be successful, from the very first steps of building your game to the very last minute of its development.”
The program, which will be running from November 1st, 2017 through February 20th, 2019, will also help developers make more money and stay in the game development industry, Nadell said.
Microsoft also has a new “Play First” program in place that will offer a small cut of all sales made on Xbox Live Games, Xbox Live Marketplace and Xbox app during the launch window of the Xbox Play Anywhere service, which includes the new Xbox One.
This is in addition to a similar “Gameplay First” initiative in place for Xbox Live Arcade.
“It’s great to see Microsoft’s continued commitment to helping game developers make a living,” said Chris Charla, senior director of games at Mojang.
Microsoft has also announced it will be holding a “Game Developer Summit” to help developers learn more about their industry and get more tips and tricks for their games in the future. “
As more and more gamers begin to embrace digital distribution of their favorite games, it makes sense for developers to be on the forefront of their game’s success.”
Microsoft has also announced it will be holding a “Game Developer Summit” to help developers learn more about their industry and get more tips and tricks for their games in the future.
Microsoft is also making an effort to make Xbox One S and Xbox One Elite consoles available to developers in the United States.
The Xbox One Pro and Xbox Xbox One Slim are also coming to the United Kingdom in the next few months, and Microsoft is working to bring a new console to Europe.
“Xbox One is a big part of our success and the future of gaming,” Nadelly said.
“The new Game Developers’ Choice award will help us continue to build the Xbox platform that we all love.”