Saturday, February 24, 2007

Fiddling with Microsoft XNA

I got the Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express about 2 weeks back and it seemed pretty nice but as you would have guessed its exclusively for the C# language, which after all is a managed language. The learning curve for XNA is pretty much not steep at all and even an ordinary coder could crack out a DirectX application is just a matter of hours. Will this kind of development last? Well thats a tough question and the answer is best given by whats going to happen, but the way I look at it is that its going to be pretty beneficial to quantity but not quality. I wonder if you can make custom ASM routines in C#. The devil with all that, I'm quite sure that developing games for the XBOX 360 is going to be a very pleasant process but as a coder who's been in the trenches for quite some time, give me good old C/C++ with ASM any day.