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Gamasutra: Microsoft: PS3 Linux Not 'Competitive' Compared To XNA

Dec 15, 2006, 17:30 (8 Talkback[s])

"When asked about Sony's efforts to create a homebrew culture by allowing Linux to be installed freely on the PlayStation 3 (albeit without access to the RSX graphics chipset, among other restrictions), Mitchell commented: 'On the one hand I've got to commend them for moving up their platform there, but we really don't view what Sony and PlayStation 3 and particularly the Linux solution that they are making available--we don't really view that as a competitive offering or trying to do something in the same vein.'

"He continued: 'The fundamental difference here is not just about providing access to a platform, it's really about making an investment in something, and ensuring that people who will want to make games on your game console are successful in doing that...'"

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