Please continue to work on XNA. It's a great way for indie game developers like myself to make games and give them to the world. XNA gave us the ability to put our games, easily, on the most popular platforms, and to just dump XNA would be therefor heartbreaking... I implore you to keep working on XNA so we C# developers can still make amazing games!
@Xeon, that's very interesting! In particular, the parts that talk about "renewing the focus on gaming and game development technologies", "newly formed team", and "win back our game developers from our competitors." Even if it's not a job to specifically build a new XNA or a successor of XNA in spirit, the shift in messaging in support of game development is a good sign for everyone who originally fell in love with XNA in the first place!
I would like to point this out- New XNA?
Shahid Ali commented
why would i need to comment on this? because i was voting on this one almost a year go, it never needed me to sign in too and for commenting i must sign in, that kept me away from commenting, and moreover many people will just vote and never bother about commenting.
XNA new version, please! i need for it! all we need!
They're not. Trust me, I've been watching them closely, especially after the discussion that Siteeeee and I had about comments a few days ago.
If they've gone down it's probably simply because some of them got flagged and then eventually removed, but I haven't seen that happen on this one.
By chance are you thinking about a different proposal? Like maybe the .NET Games on the Xbox One proposal? It has about 237 right now. It's similar, and if you've jumped from there to here, it would look like it went down.
how are the comments going downwards ?
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Lavir the Whiolet commented
I vote for this because Microsoft zaebala uje to break backward compatibility in everything it develops anytime.
Reality Engineer commented
not only 2D. 3D too is quite good.
XNA is great tool for design 2D games
YES, I feel the same with VB6, although I voted for XNA5 I'm so jealous on your 14400 :)))
@Siteeeeeeeeeee, no worries! Quite honestly, I never imagined this would get so many votes. There are a lot of these top ideas that now have so many votes that getting more almost doesn't make a difference. It's just a waiting game until Microsoft decides what they're going to do about it.
The sad truth is, the votes are only a tiny part of what they'll consider. I think the biggest thing that's needed is a champion to push it on the inside. Somebody who could take ideas like this and make the case to the CEO, the VPs, the team lead for Visual Studio, or whoever ultimately will make the decision.
What I wouldn't give to be able to have a 1-on-1 discussion with Satya Nadella (the new CEO) about XNA. I think I could convince him! (Or at least better understand the decision, and their reasoning to not revert it.) I suspect you probably feel the same with VB6! :D
I do not know what came over me, I'm possibly a litle jealous :) Sorry :P
~26 is ok :)
@Siteeeeeeee, The comment to vote ratio was never a great measure for how "real" the votes are anyway. Consider this: if we keep sitting here discussing this and adding comments, do the votes suddenly become less fake?
Additionally, I want to dispute your claim that this gained 200 votes in one day. I check it multiple times per day. I'm almost 100% certain that we crossed 14.3K about a day and a half ago, and 14.2K a couple of days before that. Over the last few weeks, we've been getting about 40 votes per day on average (less than it once was) and the last day hasn't been an exception.
(14300 total votes/3 votes)/180 comments = ~25.... 1 in 25 people make a comment. this is too fake?
no no no, 200 votes in the last 24 hours means that ALLLLLLL the votes are fake ! The balance 14300 votes / 180 comments = ~80, so, only 1 in 80 people make a comment ?! ... this is fake !
change your calculator .... !
The only way Microsoft will survive into the future is if they make Windows OS for consumers free to use. Notice that I did NOT say open source. Making Windows OS essentially free to everyone will secure Microsoft dominance for years to come. Money can be made by selling consumers apps through the Windows Store (what is happening now) and by continuing to sell enterprise versions to businesses at regular prices. Open source is often mistaken for free software license by the ignorant. Open source, while popular, will be the demise of OS’s like Linux. While Linux is on more devices today than any other OS, the growing numbers of forks/distributions, many of which are unstable, have poor UI, and have poor driver support, are confusing to the average and even many above average computer users. But look how many people still switch to Android sacrificing quality to get a cheaper price and more available apps (many of which are useless, poorly made, or overhyped).
What does this have to do with XNA? If Microsoft doesn’t make significant headway into the tablet and phone market and doesn’t safeguard their dominance in the desktop market from competitors, why should it bring back XNA? Linux is free, and while distributions based on Linux are ugly, free might begin changing people’s minds. Gamers who now play PC games on Windows machines will have no problem switching to Linux or Apple machines. This is further made possible by NVidia and AMD focusing more attention on driver support for Microsoft’s competitors.
While bringing back XNA support (XNA 5) might make a few smalltime developers (like me) and an even smaller number of larger developers happy, it won’t benefit Microsoft. If XNA 5 happened under current circumstances it would still fail as other platforms and APIs, like OpenGL, begin to gain popularity. Discussion of games/support for Linux systems is growing, Valves Steam OS and Steam Machine is also furthering discussion about ditching Windows PC and even game consoles all together for a Linux-based fully customizable system and use of OpenGL and other portable technologies.
Only if Microsoft set’s its course in the right direction will it be worthwhile to bring back XNA from the grave. Trust me; I want XNA support back too. But unless it benefits Microsoft, it won’t happen. So if you’re reading this message please try to post messages of your own stating how bringing XNA back could benefit Microsoft, not just how it will benefit you.
200 in 24hours? no... 12*30 - 7 - 8 = 345. 14369/345 = 42 votes in 24 hours. => 42/3 = ~14 people.
change your calculator
184 comments in 1 year and 200 votes in 24 hours ?! hmmmm ...