Microsoft doesn't have a ton of exclusive games coming for the November 7 launch of the Xbox One X game console. But it does have a lot of independent games coming via its indie games self-publishing label, [email protected]
MS has a history of working with Indies. They were the first ones to embrace indies on a large scale with Xbox 360's indie program where anyone could make a game and deploy it through the service. Today, Microsoft has [email protected] and many of there Xbox Play Anywhere titles for PC and console come through this program like Ruiner, Super Lucky's Tale, Songbringer, Dungeon Bros, Thimbleweed Park and Cuphead. This is nothing new for Microsoft. On that note though, as long as the games are good, its all that matters. I don't care if its indie or AAA, I just want to play a good game. Ashen is said to have a 20 hour SP campaign...that's more that most AAA games haha. When Hellblade released, I didn't hear gamers saying "I don't care because its indie", most people enjoyed it. At the end of the day, lets be gamers first.
Actually Sony did this on a large scale on the PS1. Just that the small indie studios still didn't have an outlet due to disc publishing costs, although the notion of a small dev like we know them today was different between the 2600 and Saturn. All those simple series games, which didn't carry that moniker in the west, were all from indie devs. Digital distribution changed this, and MS can be credited for being first on console to have a indie program like this. Half the games released before PS1 were usually made by indie devs, but usually published by a major publisher. The other half were gradually released by publishers in house development teams.
Buys $499 console, expects to play indies.
don't get me wrong, there are plenty of fun and great indie games around. but let's just say indie games aren't exactly big on the visuals. so ya buying the most power console ever to play indie games... very smart
Please keep those on the Nintendo Switch.
Well indies aren't real games according Xbox one fans since the start of this generation.
Very true... And those same gamers are trash talking destiny 2 and saying things like "halo clone" lol if halo was more like destiny it wouldnt be sitting in the bargain bin across the world... Its only when i listen to pro xbox podcasts and hear them praise the game do i know they arent full of complete shit
well at least on indie games they shouldn't have a problem hitting 'true 4k' lol
Indies was only a problem in the beggining of the xb1's lifespan because of ms policies pertaining to indies... But thats not whats going to elevate the xb1 or xb1x sales now or in the future... They need must have games that can only be found on ms console. 1st party must have games! They have so many gems from the og xbox days they could rejuvinate. If you look at the xb1s sales from the end of last year to now... Since the beg of the year to now thry have nosedived. Its like how cheap can you make the slim and ppl still dont want it. If the x doesnt make ppl run out to buy it not just for the first 4-6 months nothing will. I expect sales to be great like the xb1s and then nosedive as well if things dont start changing for the better
For the X? You mean for XB1? They play the same games. It’s not a new generation.
i don't care for 97% of indie games. but thanks for flooding the stores with them
Indies who aren't likely to push or require 4k. Titles that will be on the Xb1 as well.
Builds self proclaimed, uber 4K console. The most POWERFUL console on earth. Relies heavily on indie games to populate it. LOL You can't make this s**t up. Should be hilarious to see "major nelson" try to promote this slog. "BEEEEEEAUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL! !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Can’t wait to play Black Desert online later.
I really enjoyed the Indies that flooded the market in the late 360 era. I played all kinds of fun little games for cheap with my friends. If I can recall state of decay was one of them.. a great way for devs to gain some traction in the market in an easy way. Any gaming company would be silly to not incorporate Indies on their gaming systems. Both companies are trying to sweep up indie devs. I wish the comments here didn't always derail into a flamewar
but there's no reason to have xb one x if I can play those Indies on the Sega Saturn. I want an advanced system to help advance games. this going back in time stuff..
Indies are nice, but come on - give me some proper new must-have exclusvis and stop cancelling games. I'm a big Xbox fan but I'm ever-so-jaded by the lack of exclusives. Give me A good Halo 6, new IP action-adventure, and something else worthy of my attention that isn't found everywher else.
That much is true! As its true how they didnt lined two AAA exclusives this year...
Indie box one lol. Funny how ps4 was made fun for having lots of indies when Xbox one's biggest games look like indies.
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