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Xbox One: Not Permitting Self-Publishing Can Only Hurt Microsoft

WC - A rumour has recently sprung up proclaiming that Microsoft will likely be allowing, to a certain extent, self-publishing on its console. As far as I can tell, it is still firmly in the ‘discussion’ stage, with no certain deadline as to when we might hear one way or another, but while we wait for the ‘yay’ or ‘nay,’ perhaps it would be wise to reiterate just why Microsoft really needs to allow self-publishing… and, unfortunately, it has nothing to do with the hardcore gaming market.

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zerocrossing1074d ago

Self-Publishing just makes sense, why Microsoft felt the need to deny it in the first place baffles me.

Major_FitZZ1074d ago SpamShowReplies(2)
Gamer6661074d ago

Self publishing is a double edged sword. It definitely means your platform will get more games.

But, on the flip side, what happens when the devt studio that self-published goes bankrupt and therefore won't update the game anymore? The consumer gets screwed for something they paid for.

I know all is not roses by requiring a publisher... Crave, Atari, and THQ also went bankrupt this gen, but the intention is to put a reputable company accountable for publishing so that the game will be supported.

That is the logic behind not allowing self-publishing. I don't think it is perfect, but, it has kept ALL of the content I have purchased digitally available to me forever so far.

nick3091074d ago

Who cares ? More ps4 console exclusive indies are fine by me. If ms wants to lose money they can go for it .

n4rc1074d ago

Blah.. Paving the way for millions of poorly coded crap "games" burying the few gems there actually is..

No thanks.. I can live without it

True_Samurai1074d ago

I don't really care for some indies they're either copies of other games or just lame ones