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Submitted by eezo 672d ago | news

Indie Devs Respond to Xbox One Self Publishing Policies, "Ton of Questions Still need Answers"

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that indie developers will be able to self-publish their games on Xbox One and every Xbox One retail units can be used as a dev kit for development.

Developers behind Limbo, Thomas Was Alone, Jack Lumber, and Halo has commented on this stance of Microsoft and also detailed how this decision of Microsoft will affect gaming industry. (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox One)

edonus  +   672d ago
Thats because they have been acting like @**holes for so long they cant just come back with out trying to look like they are contemplating something.
Like any profession the way to survive is to adapt. Even if MS was going to do this self publishing thing the smarter indies would have adapted. The weaker ones... well we all know what happens to the weak. And they dont inherit the earth.
golding89  +   672d ago
lol dude shut up
bobjohnson  +   672d ago
I AGREE cant he understand xBONE is crap? What is he sta sta sta stupid or sometheng anyway bro the 4.5gb ram rumour isnt trrue ive got the scoop its actually 7gb on games

PS4 PRESIDENT
aiBreeze  +   672d ago
So by adapting you mean the "smart" ones bend over, the weaker ones fall? Your post stinks of arrogance.
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3-4-5  +   671d ago
Microsoft is like the Bully that kicks kids in the balls repeatedly, and then 2 years later tries to apologize about it and wants to hang out.

Who wants to hang out with that guy ? Anyone ?

So yea if somebody else besides Microsoft owned XB1, it would be thought of a lot better than it currently is.
rainslacker  +   671d ago
They're a**holes for not liking MS indie policy? Can't imagine why they wouldn't like it being indies and all. I think they have every right to be skeptical until more details are given. In fact, if I were in their shoes, I would be overly skeptical of it and would refrain from saying anything until more details were known.

Also, there is no reason for them to adapt to something that is overly restrictive or simply unprofitable when there are better choices out there that aren't overly restrictive and are profitable, with the manufacturing backing and promoting them.
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n4rc  +   672d ago
Admittedly I just scanned the article since its a copy of a copy..

But these devs need to get over themselves. People have tons of questions about their offerings that never get answered..

They aren't customers. They want to profit from the platform. Its seems ridiculous to me that they feel like they should have this system catered to them.

If they don't like what Microsoft offers them, then go elsewhere. Just as customers should
Pillsbury1  +   672d ago
As it always seems the case with Microsoft, more questions than straight answers.
trafalger  +   672d ago
thats for sure, m$ should have everything black and white. they have made too many errors to leave questions unanswered at this point
iconic56  +   672d ago
By being region-free and having every Xbox One serve as a debug kit, Microsoft has literally opened a world of indie development. If gamers in Japan don't like all the "western crap" on the Xbox.. they actually have the power to make the eastern game they've been wanting. Of-course there will be fees... this is where Microsoft can demonstrate how "indie-friendly" they want to be.
creatchee  +   672d ago
Well, the info WAS a leak. Expecting questions answered immediately about something that wasn't supposed to be known until GamesCon isn't exactly reasonable, no?

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