12 Jun

The Xbox Live Community games channel, beginning in late July, will be undergoing an aesthetic make-over designed to foster a more user-friendly and enjoyable experience for those downloading and those making games for it. One of the major changes the channel will be seeing is a name change, to the more artistic-sounding Xbox Live Indie Games. The name change was announced as part of a larger press release sent through the Microsoft office, and broadcast through Kotaku:

The launch of XNA Game Studio 3.1 begins the process of renaming Xbox LIVE Community Games to Xbox LIVE Indie Games. We’re starting the communication about this transition with you and our incredible Creators. With your help hopefully this name change (along with other new features such as User Ratings!) will increase understanding and discoverability of your games! Late July, when we update Creators Club Online, we will begin revealing the name change to the Consumer side of our business. We believe this name better represents the independent spirit of XNA Game Studio gaming and creations!