Microsoft says it's going to bring democracy to video game creation and distribution, MSNBC reports. Microsoft's game-making kit has been a popular download, and the company is now introducing a way for gamers to share the games they make with millions of fellow enthusiasts. They plan to launch a YouTube-style XBox Live Community this fall where gamers will share, play, and rate their creations.
"Our goal is to drive a creative and social revolution in games with the same transformative power that we’ve seen in digital music and video sharing,” declared a Microsoft boss. Details are still a bit fuzzy on exactly how the user-policed community is going to work, or what rewards makers will see if their home-made creations become big hits, but Microsoft has already put a few sample user-generated games up on XBox Live.