[quote="RaymondHooks":a5xcy61q][quote="TheJanMan":a5xcy61q]Hmm Consoles dont get much vote. I guess its because we all know that consoles evolve from time to time. Which means, developers might not support the PS2/3, Xbox or any other consoles they have in the future which is due to having a new better one being sold in the market.[/quote:a5xcy61q]
I can't speak on PS3, but in regards to the XBOX 360 I can say that XNA and C# are going to be around for a long, long time. It's not going away. Its base is already huge, and lots of people would like to make games for its formats but aren't language coders. With XNA you can make games for 4 different platforms (Zune, 360, PC, Windows Phone). If there was an export for this, it would be huge.
There is an event-based program that exports to XNA called the Express Game Maker (In closed beta), and there is the Indie Game Maker which I've heard a lot of complaints about and has little to no instructional help available.
At some point, someone is going to successfully hit with an export for XNA and it's going to be very valuable. I can see companies going after cell phone exports and whatnot, and it's just going after current trends that have no long-term future, and a much smaller developer and consumer market than going with exports for the MS platforms. I'd say something web-based would be #1 with XNA being 1A, but after that everything else is just reaching for fads or markets that are much smaller... too small to even warrant the effort in some cases.[/quote:a5xcy61q]
I agree with some of this. I think XNA export would be huge, insanely huge even, but I don't think android or iphone are fads. iphone is obviously huge, and jobs knows how to innovate just in time to avoid death. the iphone will get awesome again, and android is only beginning, every month there's like 5 new WOW I WANT THAT phones that are android based. just using it, and knowing google, are enough to know it isn't going away any time soon. during c2 development it will be clear if windows mobile 7 emerges as the supreme leader or not, though, which could easily happen, which once again, makes XNA a good candidate. like I said, I agree with that part, but I think the cell phone thing is only just beginning
[quote="newt":a5xcy61q]Perhaps the next poll should be "What features can you live without?".
When you take into account that many of the given platforms cant have all the current features of Construct, or C2(official), IE hwa, shaders, connectivity, non homebrew/cracked, etc, your list becomes a lot shorter.[/quote:a5xcy61q]
not sure what you mean by nonhomebrew/cracked, but I know I want hwa, and shaders, that'd be like not supporting accelerometer on phones, because it wouldn't work on pc.
I know you didn't say those should be taken out, and you were just giving examples, but I think c2 should take full advantage of any platform exclusive features if possible. if not it will just be a jack of all trades, master of none, instead of a supreme ruler over all dominions