ID@Xbox Has “Some Really Cool Concepts” Which Would be Hard on Any Other Platform
Boss Chris Charla is excited about the range of indie titles coming soon for Xbox One.
Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program, responsible for the development of indie games for the Xbox One, has attracted its fair share of flak with its parity clause. Nonetheless, according to boss Chris Charla, it’s bringing forth some rather interesting concepts which will make use of features such as Kinect and SmartGlass. He also indicated that these would be tough to do on any other platform.
Speaking to OXM, Charla answered as to whether any of the ID@Xbox indie titles could become exclusive to the platform. “I really can’t say. Not because I don’t want to, but because I’m flicking through the Rolodex of game concepts I’ve seen come in…It’s gratifyingly all over the map, I’ll put it that way. I don’t know, because the developers have only told me about the version they’re making for Xbox One!
“But I will say that there are some really cool concepts that have come in which make use of Kinect and SmartGlass, so it’s pretty exciting in that way – some of those games would be hard to put on another platform.”
As of now, we haven’t seen many titles from the ID@Xbox program. Microsoft has revealed that it will be showcasing such games in early 2014.