Indie Developers are quite disappointed
Microsoft will not be letting independent developers self-publish on Xbox One; meanwhile Sony with its PlayStation Store, Nintendo with the eShop and Valve with Steam allow independent developers to publish themselves.
Microsoft will only let publishing be done through the company itself or a third-party, which is the same thing they have been doing since Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Arcade.
Matt Booty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms told Shacknews: “As of right now, yes. We intend to continue to court developers in the ways that we have.”
He also said: “I would also expect that for this new generation that we’re going to continue to explore new business models and new ways of surfacing content. But Microsoft Studios is a publisher that works with a wide range of partners, as do a lot of other people, to bring digital content to the box.”
This is not a healthy sign for developers or Microsoft themselves, I don’t understand what the company is thinking, and this is downright upsetting for everyone in the industry. I hope sooner or later the firm realizes their immense mistakes and finds a way to fight back. However, at the current moment this is not suitable.
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