Braid dev: ‘Microsoft doesn’t like giving things out for free’

A Braid Premium Theme was released on the Xbox Live Marketplace on Thursday at the standard 250 Microsoft Points price tag though the Braid team are not happy with it. Despite the money they will earn from the theme, a blog post on the Braid Blog states they wanted “to make it free.”

Unfortunately, we had to charge the standard Premium Theme price of 250 Microsoft Points (which is about $3.10 in American money). We want to make it free, but Microsoft doesn’t like giving things out for free.”The blog post continued: “But if you do buy it, you can be secure in the knowledge that you own one of the few Premium Themes that is not an advertisement — there is no text in the Braid theme anywhere.

Accompanying the blog post is a bunch of screenshots of the theme to help you make your mind up about purchasing it. A similar incident occurred in 2008 when Microsoft priced the Xbox Live Arcade title at 1200 Microsoft Points, instead of the 800 Microsoft Points the game’s creator, Jonathan Blow, desired.

If you are interested in purchasing the theme, you can add it to your Xbox 360 download queue from here.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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