Now Microsoft cuts console dev costs

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Microsoft has outlined its efforts for developers, marking 2009 as the year it looks to 'reduce risk and cut the cost of art development'

As part of that drive, the platform holder has announced a new version of the Xbox 360 development kit, and detailed a new version of its hobbyist- and independent-aimed XNA Game Studio express with a focus on content. It's also released the Xbox Live Arcade Extensions for XNA Game Studio, and announced the third installment of its popular Dream Build Play Competition.

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