Microsoft Says All Xbox Live Apps Must Be Free

Microsoft is probably not going to create an Xbox Live app for the iPhone, but they are letting third party developers fill the void, so there won’t be a shortage for you Xbox fans. Their only restriction, however, is that they are not allowed to charge money for it, but have to offer it for free.

Right now there are four apps for Xbox Live, but one of them, called iLive [App Store], still costs $1.99 it looks like they’re now offering it for free as well. In case your curious how Microsoft can boss them around like that, keep in mind that all Xbox Live apps get their information from the Xbox community developer program. Others include1337pwn [link], and Xbox LIVE Friends [link].

[via Joystiq]

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