Dev Explains Why Divide Is Not Coming To Xbox One, Lack of Effort From Microsoft is One Reason

Exploding Tuba Studios founder discusses Sony’s support.

Posted By | On 23rd, Apr. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @splitscreener


Divide

Even a little less than three years after the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony has proven pretty adept at garnering support from indie developers. Exploding Tuba Studios’ intriguing top-down shooter Divide is one such example but founder Chris Tilton provides other reasons as to why it won’t be heading to the Xbox One.

“We’re a small team and I wanted Divide to come out for at least one of the consoles. We had to pick one, and Sony has been very proactive about getting indie developers the tools they need to be on their platform. Microsoft has simply not made that effort, or at least not at the time when we were deciding which platform to dedicate resources to. We’re open to make an Xbox One version in the future, but for now, we’re focusing on PS4 and PC versions.”

As for the studio’s partnership with Sony, Tilton noted that the support from the publisher when it came to dev kits was important. “Sony was courting indie developers from day one of PS4 launch. They’ve been very helpful in getting us set up in their system and getting PS4 dev kits in our hands and have shown that there’s a place for indie games on their platform. Having a place to put our game where it won’t get lost in a sea of apps was very important for a small developer like Exploding Tuba.”

The divide (pun intended) has narrowed slightly since Microsoft introduced ID@Xbox but it remains to be seen how developers like Exploding Tuba Studios will react to it in the coming years. Till then, stay tuned for more information on Divide en route to its release for PS4 and PC.


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  • kee1haul

    Lots of other devs not having a problem. There is too much focus on what WAS, not how it IS.

    • Adam Durham

      Agreed. Its a shame.

    • Hvd

      no xbox gamer would buy it any way.you think they would want to make money on all consoles.when it flops on ps4 you think trash talking another console is a good idea..lol

    • Barry Harden

      There real problem is the hardware. Devs have to spend more time squeezing enough out of the XBone to run their games at 1080p. Considerable amount of time and effort is needed which is something devs don’t have a lot of when deadlines are looming.

    • kentray1985

      Ok what did the whole 1080p thing have to do with indie games. Xbox one runs indies in 1080p with ease. Sounds like you’re making up your own conversation here lol

    • Barry Harden

      You saying indie devs aren’t capable of producing games that need 1080p @ 60fps? Both indies and larger devs need as much hardware power as possible to realize their vision of what their game should look like. The XBone just isn’t capable of satisfying their requirements.

    • kentray1985

      I never said that, I just said indie devs are running their games in 1080p easily on Xbox one. Its triple A games where it gets tricky.

    • Phantasystar77

      Forza, 5, and 6 are both native 1080p and run at 60 fps. Forza Horizon is 1080p but 30fps due to the large open areas. Seriously, if it weren’t for the pro-Sony site Eurogamer with Digital Foundry, 99.9% of the PS4 resolution expert could tell the difference. I own both consoles and several multiplats on both. Something like COD Ghost which was a launch game on both only hit 720p on XBox One and 1080p on PS4. Now take Ghost on the 360 which runs at 1024×600 and the PS3 version that runs at 860×600. The 360 version looks amazing for the the system, yet the PS3 version is an ugly blurry mess. None of the PS3 only players complained about that, or any of the other COD games on the system despite all of them looking noticeably worse then the 360 versions. The differences in those titles is a lot bigger then your average PS4 and XBox One title. Don’t even get me started on the original XBox compared to PS2. Multiplats for the most part crushed their PS2 counterparts big time, yet no one complained about that either. Games are games no matter what system you play on. Have fun and play. If you can get all the systems do it. Being a fanboy is lame. Not only do you limit yourself, but fanboys are not real gamers.

    • kentray1985

      I you mad props for your comment. These fan boys are hypocritical idiots especially PS fan boys. Watch, there will be more console wars with Ps4 vs Ps4.5 lol

    • Epic Ninfia

      u wanted iwata to be replaced bet u were doing the tango when he died also we know what its like
      we didn’t complain when sony stole final fantasy and square enix
      we didn’t cry when Microsoft stole rare
      so why should they cry that we got bayonetta 2

    • Hvd

      na they just know the xbone player base wont buy their crappy indie game.their only chance to make any money these days is on the ps4.

      pc gamers can return it now on steam an pirate them.xbox is more pc like so they are going to the only platform that will take them.

      the indiestation.

    • Hvd

      really??really??? a crappy indie game???really???….keep trying.xbox gamers care about real games not indie games.the indiestation can have it.

    • kee1haul

      I appreciate there are hardware challenges, but it can be done. AAA devs especially should be meeting it.

    • Barry Harden

      Unfortunately they’re not. A year ago people said DX12 would simply the management of XBone’s ESRAM and we’ll see more games hitting 1080p and/or 60fps. This isn’t the case right now as we’re still seeing lower resolution games on the XBone compared to the same titles on PS4.

    • kentray1985

      True

    • Hvd

      indie devs get screwed over now by pc gamers and xbox gamers do care for indie games the indiestation can have it…lol

    • kee1haul

      To be honest, I don’t even like the typical indie puzzle-platformer/walking simulator on offer. Best indies I’ve played are Ori and Elite.

    • Hvd

      pretty much they dont make much money.even less on pc with their steam return policy now.they got to go some where and its the ps4.

    • kee1haul

      they can stay there lol

    • Hvd

      yep

  • DLConspiracy//

    As if they were going to pick the smaller install base on purpose. If they could only afford to pick 1 console. Love the click bait title. Always good to stoke the fires of the console wars for clicks. Let’s use the already toxic gaming community against itself.

    • Doggystyle

      You just hate it when they’re completely honest, don’t you? You’re only happy when Phil Spencer is lying to you on Twitter.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Never said that. They are the ones that said they were going to pick one. It all came down to who was more proactive? Yeahh… right. I see plenty of indie titles on xbox every week. They seemed to get in OK.

    • kentray1985

      What has Phil Spencer lied about because the only lies ive heard came from Sony including Yoshida himself. Thats why I do not listen to most of the PS fan boys. You guys are so one sided that it doesnt make any sense. Foolish ppl want a huge gaming publisher like MS to fail. How is that being a gamer smh

    • Hvd

      not like this crappy indie dev game is going to have 1m in sales…rolf.so whats the point.trash talking another platform that you can make money on is just stupidity…lol

      they are just trying to kiss sonys as*

    • Hvd

      what does that matter you make it sould like 30m are going to buy it…lol.no more then 1m will sell if that.you think a company would want their game on all platforms to make money.

      this is just so they can kiss sony’s as*.no xbox one gamer would buy this crappy game any way.

  • Mr Xrat

    No reason for any dev to make an Xbone game unless they’re being paid to or they’re already a fanboy.

    • Sunny11

      Like Castle Crashers remastered.
      No idea why that is on Xbox One but not PS4

    • Phantasystar77

      You should talk about fanboys when you bash the XBox One like that

    • Hvd

      na xbox one gamers dont care for indie games.the indiestation can have it..lol

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    • andy

      And that’s the kind of attitude why you aren’t getting the likes of No Man’s Sky too.

      Good for you, at least you can play ……………….. and ………………… instead while you wait for the next real Xbone console exclusive to come along in ……….. years time.

    • Hvd

      you are clueless…lol

    • plop6759

      Alternatively, you could say why wouldn’t you release the game on PS4 first. They haven’t had a decent triple A exclusive for over a year so the Sony fanboys like yourself will be salivating over any game that drops. Even better let’s diss Microsoft because it’s popular and will generate clicks & interest in our game that nobody cares about and which would otherwise go unnoticed.

    • Mr Xrat

      Mad again? Cry harder. R&C would like a word with you, but we
      all know just how much hard denial you’re in. If your logic is even
      halfway correct, why did QB flop when the Xbone has fewer games? 🙂

  • crizz1066

    Didn’t make the effort, sums up m$ all round there. They try n do get away with low quality machines.

  • Hvd

    the divide is coming to the ps4…its player base…lol ps4 players vs ps4 neo players..all fan boy aside the only place for a indie dev to make money is the ps4.their games are returned on seam now or pirated on pc.xbox gamers dont care for indies so that only leave the ps4.

    being a xbox gamer i could care less about an indie dev.

  • Hvd

    the indiestation can have it.they are just pissed because pc gamers return their crappy indie game and pirate their crappy indie game. xbox is apart of ms so they are just trash talking now.

    no xbox gamer would buy it any way.since ps4 has no 1st party support they need something…indies…lmao

    • Terminator

      Yeaaaa….no. Dont get carried away.

    • Hvd

      truth is truth steam return policy and pirating.they dont make much on pc because. of that.

      if the game sucks after an hour of game play return it.look at firewatch.as soon as it was found out it was 3 hours people just returned it.


 

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