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Indie developers will be unable to self-publish on Xbox One

Microsoft won't allow indie developers to self-publish on Xbox One

Trace Hagan | May 22, 2013 at 06:03 pm CDT (0 mins, 57 secs reading time)

Once again we ask, what are you thinking Microsoft? The latest Xbox One news is that Microsoft will not be allowing Indie developers to self-publish titles to Xbox Live Arcade. Instead, they'lll be required to make a deal with Microsoft Game Studios or a third-party publisher.

Indie developers will be unable to self-publish on Xbox One | TweakTown.com

Indie developers will be able to continue publishing to the Xbox Live Indie Games, but most see that market as a dead-zone. Microsoft appears to be continuing its rather unfriendly approach to indie games and indie developers. Matt Botty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms, says that there could be some experimentation for this generation:

I would also expect that for this new generation, that we're going to continue to explore new business models and new ways of surfacing content. But Microsoft Studios is a publisher that works with a wide range of partners, as do a lot of other people, to bring digital content to the box.

It's worth noting that this policy runs in stark contrast to Sony's. Sony is actively pursuing indie games for the upcoming PlayStation 4. Maybe this is what has Notch and other indie developers upset?

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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