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Indie developers cautiously optimistic about self-publishing on Xbox One

Joystiq: "Cautious optimism was a consistent theme among most of the indie developers we reached out to, though some had greater reservations over Microsoft's inner machinations than others."

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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1604d ago

Xbox is the best place for indies this gen... no restrictions for indie games on xbl and microsoft will support these indies all the way.... its really easy for indies to use xbl.

HammadTheBeast1604d ago

Heads up, this is colzer, well known Xbot/Troll.

MS' big ace was this 180 lol. As of now, the only successful indie on Xbox has been Mine craft, which barely counts considering it made it's name on PC.

The restrictions for Indies on Xbox are that MS demands a large share of profits, and exclusive content in some way or another. They also demand shares off of sales on other platforms.

B-radical1604d ago

More info will be released at gamescom so who knows if its gonna be different or not

adorie1604d ago

"They also demand shares off of sales on other platforms."

Where's the source for this? This is greedy to the core of their business practices if true.

It's like twisting a knife inside of both my eye sockets, reading this.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1604d ago

Hammandthebeast dont spoil the good news ms is doing great things and im glad to be part of that.

CRAIG6671604d ago

HammadTheBeast you talk some proper shit mate.

pompombrum1604d ago

"They also demand shares off of sales on other platforms."

This I'm fairly certain that I've read is correct.. assuming an indie dev can't find a third party publisher, if they decided to use Microsoft's publishing, there is a crazy bunch of restrictions and I'm fairly certain one of them is a percentage of the profit from other platforms.

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B-radical1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Is it just me or is xbox one getting better since don mattrick left aha

But anyway i hope xbox one really does stick to an easy way for developers to get there game out

Edit: Will indies devs get to use the benefits of the cloud for free?

Geezus1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

"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" - Marc Whitten
idk about free tho probably will require a dev license or publishing fees or something the Unity engine is free to use though and it supports kinect.

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DigitalRaptor1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Damn, Craig - enough with that "care" stuff.

Do you actually think we believe one company really cares about our PERSONAL needs over the other? So naive.

What we are referring to is Microsoft and their absolute massive disconnect with the consumer. This goes beyond Xbox. There are companies that put out a good product and accompany it with policies that are in the best interest of the consumer. So basically, a company that puts the best interests of the consumer before their ultimate bottom line.

That is NOT what Microsoft does at any level. And the things they've done over the past few months/years absolute smack in the face proves it. They have essentially told their consumer base that they are going to screw them over whilst smiling at them and telling them it's a good thing. If they had the interests of their consumers and developer partners in mind, they would never have had to reverse and "reintroduce" any of their policies. This is nothing to do with being a fanboy.

People dislike Microsoft for good reason.

LoveOfTheGame1604d ago

@DigitalRaptor
What does the past few years have to do with anything Microsoft is going to do this gen?

n4rc1604d ago

Do you actually think we believe one company really cares about our PERSONAL needs over the other? So naive.

There are companies that put out a good product and accompany it with policies that are in the best interest of the consumer. So basically, a company that puts the best interests of the consumer before their ultimate bottom line.

Which is it?

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elhebbo161604d ago

Fanboyism aside, its better for everybody at the end of the day.

SEAN16171604d ago

Ummm hmmm I just have to say RUN Mother F$%*#rs RUN!

maniacmayhem1604d ago

I agree, this news should have came way earlier. But even still I am really glad that MS changed this insane policy.

This plus not having to pay for a dev kit is a big plus. Good job guys.

n4rc1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Blah.. Enough of the indie crap already! Lol

Yea I'm sure some gems will arise from this.. But it really just opens the door for tons and tons of crap. I don't have time to play all the big name games I want as it is.. Lucky you if you do lol

Just look at the Google play store or apple store. 95% are stupid copies of other apps or just plain useless..

annus1604d ago

If only there was some sort of way to sort the good from the bad, to bad such an amazing thing like a 'most viewed' or 'top rated' category has never existed before...

n4rc1604d ago

If only those systems were easily and frequently manipulated.. ;)

You can't argue the point.. You think "hey! A guitar tuner on my phone!" And search for one.. You get 6000 results..

What's the point?

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