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Submitted by jaredhart 470d ago | news

Microsoft’s Xbox One indie games policy baffles developer

BGR: In addition to all the other controversies surrounding the Xbox One, we’re now hearing grumblings from independent developers who are unhappy that Microsoft is telling them that they need to have a publisher to sell their games on the Xbox One marketplace. (Indie, Xbox One)

Upbeat  +   470d ago
Microsoft's xbox one baffles everyone at this point lol.
ApolloTheBoss  +   470d ago
I'm still dumbfounded that they actually think they can get away with this.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   470d ago
They are going to get away with it sadly.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   470d ago
@Outside Yeah we'll see about that.
Panthers  +   470d ago
The console will sell out day one, but after that I believe it will go nowhere. People are not going to put up with all of the BS.
Panthers  +   470d ago
Not to mention the amount of returns after Christmas. I mean kids who want this and do not know of all the issues will lead to a lot of angry parents.
Perjoss  +   470d ago
Dont worry, any second now someone at microsoft will announce "just kidding guys!" and then they will reveal the real xbox one.

I'm convinced this is 1 giant experiment at using trolling as a marketing strategy.

right microsoft?

...right?
MysticStrummer  +   470d ago
@Apollo - They're betting that the average consumer's want for new technology will outweigh their common sense, and sadly they're probably right. As a gaming console One isn't the most advanced, but as a remote free media hub it will probably sell ok, at least in the US, which is mostly what MS cares about anyway for now.

The online requirement will cost them many sales worldwide, and other restrictions will cost them more, but in the end they'll successfully introduce a new product by using an old one as bait.
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DragonKnight  +   470d ago
I'm dumbfounded that they think Indie + Publisher still = Indie. It doesn't. The second an indie dev gets a publisher, they are no longer indie. Their independence, their detachment from the publishing side of the industry, is what makes them indies. MS are quite foolish.
theWB27  +   470d ago
We've heard this story over and over and over.... and over. Oh.... and over. There should be another Jonathan Blow story next.
DragonKnight  +   470d ago
Because it's relevant. You may not like to hear this, but people are upset with the Xbox One. From consumers to developers. You will hear about it over and over so long as there is another developer that has a problem with the X1, and there will be plenty of them.
SymphonicRain  +   470d ago
You! You also like spirited away! But of course...

But what's you problem with hearing different facets of a news story? It's not like devs reveal a cool new game every day, and the n4g community needs to discuss something.
theWB27  +   469d ago
I looove Spirited Away!

It's not a problem per se... its just beating a dead horse. I came to N4G cause people posted articles to games from sites i hadn't heard of. Now it's deteriorated to basher article after basher article. Maybe I'm skewed cause i prefer Xbox (still had a ps3 all this gen too) but the articles detailing games haven't been there instead replaced by basher articles.
irokster  +   470d ago
I'm happy that articles like this come out because MS are just digging themselves into a deeper hole. I felt sorry at first but now I'm just sitting back and enjoying the fireworks.
MasterCornholio  +   470d ago
And i thought the Wii U was confusing............
humbleopinion  +   470d ago
So this "news" article is basically a quote of something Lorne Lanning said to Eurogamer two weeks ago? Who approved this article!?
ironmonkey  +   470d ago
Its not just the fans that dislike ms approach but its also the developers as well and thats why an overwhelming support is on sony.
jaredhart  +   470d ago
Seriously, their policy doesn't make sense. Hopefully they learn and foster better relationships. Right now it is a big plus for the PlayStation platforms.
nikrel  +   470d ago
I wonder how many uneducated on the overall policies for the xbox one will try to make a return of the product.

How is that going to work with retailers... returns..
jaredhart  +   470d ago
When the returns come the retailers will direct them to the PS4. It's cheaper and has less complications.
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