- 1:02 pm - Wed, Jul 24, 2013
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XBOX ONE TO ALLOW INDIES TO SELF-PUBLISH GAMES [UPDATED]
Update: Microsoft has confirmed that this is true and issued the following statement:
"Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We’ll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August."
Game Informer is reporting that Microsoft is changing their Indie publishing policies for the Xbox One and will allow Indies to self-publish their games. This is something that Indies have been able to do on the PlayStation 3 and will continue to do on PlayStation 4.
Along with this policy update, Indie developers will be able to set their own prices and release dates and Microsoft will adopt a new certification policy, certifying games within only 14 days.
It is also being reported that every Xbox One can be converted into a dev debug console. If true, this would make it even easier for Indies to create games for the system because more developers would have access to it.
Instead of having to get a custom console, Indie developers would simply install software that would convert the regular system into a debug one—giving more access to more people to develop content for the system.
(via Game Informer)