image It has been rumored for a while and finally it happened!! The XNA team just announced that starting Holiday 08 XNA games developers will be able to publish their games on and be paid for playing it!!!

Here is how it is going to work:

First developers will upload their game on for peer review (a Premium Membership will be required). If the game is deemed “safe to play” by the community, the author can set a price point that players will be asked to pay to be able to play the game.

Potentially million of people will have access to games developed by anyone of us!!!

At launch Creators Club Premium members in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain will be able to create, share and sell their games on Xbox LIVE and we will look to add support for additional countries soon after.

So… while there is still some time before the actual launch… I recommend you download the XNA Game Studio, practice with it, implement your cool ideas and get ready to roll!!!

For additional info check also the FAQ section of the official announcement.

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