Chibi-Acer

I'm curious what an XNA Creator's Club membership gets me besides the ability to run XNA games on my Xbox 360. According to the website:

"Both subscriptions provide aspiring game developers with access to thousands of game assets from Microsoft and key partners such as Turbo Squid Inc., as well as white papers, specialized starter kits, samples and technical product support to help turn Your World, Your Game into a reality."

Unfortunately, I can't find any further information about this, and the use of the phrase, "game assets" isn't very descriptive. Are we talking about models, graphics, textures, and that kind of thing (and are they for personal use only, royal-free, or shareware)

If so, that might be worth it to me, but I'm also worried that since the XNA Creator's Club just released that there isn't any substantial content yet. Not counting content already in the free XNA Game Studio Express kit, are there lots of additional whitepapers and starter kits, or just a couple The lack of available information makes it seem like we might not see a lot of content until a few months from now, or maybe it's already there and just restricted to member access. The website doesn't advertise it very well.

Can anyone please clarify It would really help me decide if I should get a 4-month or one-year subscription, or if I should just still with XNA Game Studio Express for now. Thanks!



Re: Game Technologies: General XNA Creator's Club content?

David Weller - MSFT

Over time, we will be offering features that are exclusive to XNA Creators Club members. We will be believering these features during the 2007 calendar year. At this exact moment, the only benefit that the XNA Creators Club offers is the ability to deploy your game to the Xbox 360.




Re: Game Technologies: General XNA Creator's Club content?

Chibi-Acer

That's good to know, thanks. The 360 connection definitely has value, but I hope the website gets updated accordingly when some of the additional content is available.



Re: Game Technologies: General XNA Creator's Club content?

AzraelKans

Ive heard If you only have a silver Xbox live subscription you get a Gold account with your XNA creators club membership is there any true to this

What about extra demos or forums





Re: Game Technologies: General XNA Creator's Club content?

ProfEclipse

AzraelKans wrote:
Ive heard If you only have a silver Xbox live subscription you get a Gold account with your XNA creators club membership is there any true to this

What about extra demos or forums

I hope not, since I payed for a Gold account already.





Re: Game Technologies: General XNA Creator's Club content?

Jim Perry

The Creator's Club is totally separate from your Live account. Keep an eye on the Creator's Club page for any new content.