Xbox One Dev Kits Are Hard To Come By – Dragon Fin Soup Developer

‘We have not reached an agreement yet’ with Microsoft.

Posted By | On 19th, Feb. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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In the past few months we have seen varying reasons from several developers regarding the lack of Xbox One version for their games. Some have stated that the Xbox One’s parity clause as one of their reasons whereas others have simply appreciated the approach Sony have taken with indie developers and their games.

Adding to a long list of indie games that won’t launch either momentarily or forever is Grimm Bros’ Dragon Fin Soup. The game is coming out on a plethora of platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, MAC, Linux and Windows platform. So what is the reason behind the lack of an Xbox One version?

Hunter Strutz and Ash Monif from Grimm Bros stated that although they are in talks with Microsoft about a potential Xbox One version, they are not able to reach an agreement with them yet. “We’re in talks with Microsoft, but we have not reached an agreement yet. Microsoft dev kits are hard to come by, but who knows, maybe we will eventually come to Xbone,” the duo said to GamingBolt.

So there is potential for an Xbox One version in the future but at the moment it seems that yet another indie game will be a PlayStation console exclusive. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for our full interview.


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  • Starman

    “We don’t want all that shovelware …we don’t need it ! Sony needs it , they will take anything they can get for a $1.00”

    I think that’s what MS is telling them ..lol

    • Eliphaz Levi

      Revel in the greatness that is ps4’s 2015 line up. Weep for the lack of exclusives going to Xone. Express dismay at the install base that is double your beloved.
      Disclaimer: I’m a pc master racer. But when I console I console on the only console that matters PlayStation.

    • xbox1rules23

      like the order?

    • Eliphaz Levi

      Like Bloodborne, No Mans Sky, Let it Die, Everyones Gone To The Rapture, The Tomorrow Children, Persona 5, Rime, Uncharted 4, Jamestown+ , The Witness, Drawn To Death.. Off the top of my head..

    • jent

      To you. Millions of other gamers disagree.

    • Cypher-Unknown

      Whereas millions more do agree, surely?

    • jent

      Absolutely not (PS4 gamers included). Eliphaz is among a small group of gamers who feels like their choice is the only choice, the “only choice that matters”. The vast majority of gamers are not threatened by the existence of other choices in the gaming console space. When you think about it it is similar to another ideology which has been in the news a lot lately.

    • Cypher-Unknown

      Aah, my mistake. I misunderstood your comment. Sorry.

    • Eliphaz Levi

      With due respect I was replying to a comment that clearly was a factless fanboy sentiment with my own blatantly clear fanboy fanaticism (which was a tad more true if not slightly exaggerated).

      Alike how you route for your own favorite team in your own favorite sport or other competitive event. Mine happens to be gaming, and while a a fan of a sport might perfer to watch thier own ]favorite team play, they generally enjoy watching other teams play said sport as well..

      However I am not threatened at all, and actually believe that both consoles offer there own value to gamers. Further competition is good in any industry (shaddy buisness practices not so much).

    • jent

      I stand corrected. Glad to hear you are among the rational.

    • Pops

      Ps4 Exclusives suck this gen

  • spideynut71

    What a stupid, lame excuse. A dev kit, as always, is a mere phone call or e-mail away ; whether or not you have a product that MS deems worthy of a FREE one, is an entirely different story. THAT is what this whiny indie isn’t going to tell you.

    • Eliphaz Levi

      So you have a Xone dev kit? What was that magic phone number?

    • kma99

      If they were apart of the indie program you get 2 dev kits for free. Dont think its that hard to come by.

    • spideynut71

      Exactly. I love how people (haters and Sony fanboys) act like MS is in some heavily guarded fortress, with a giant 3-headed serpent that only eats indie devs swimming in the surrounding moat. Even if you aren’t a dev, if you have an query about developing on the Windows/Xbox platforms, you only need to Tweet Larry Hyrb or Phil Spencer to get the ball rolling.

    • kma99

      Lazy developers or the dev have a clear bias towards one brand. There was one article where the dev even stated that they dont even game on the xbox but they didnt like the indies program.

    • spideynut71

      Yep. This dev is just another MS/XBOX hating troll, like Team Meat & Jonathan Blow

    • spideynut71

      Phone: (425) 882-8080
      Toll-Free: 1-800-MICROSOFT (1-800-642-7676)

      If you need a specific # within the MS company, try Tweeting Phil Spencer and/or Larry Hyrb.

      And stop acting like a smartass…you’re not equipped for the role.

    • Eliphaz Levi

      Then you do have a kit?
      I’m sure this dev is just hating to hate and his personal professional experience has nothing at all to do with his comments here.
      Many, Many devs have publicly applauded sony’s approach to indie’s this new gen. While a number of others have said the opposite of Ms.
      This is the truth of the matter.
      By the way unless you have experience going through the channels you mentioned and acquiring a devkit for the purpose of indy development on Xone, it must be you that is acting like a intelligent donkey.

  • Eliphaz Levi

    Microsofts parity clause is poison for the industry. Holding devs, and thier games back from reaching there full potential in the name of parity by extension holds the industry back.

    • bardock5151

      You need to learn what the parity clause is all about. It’s obvious you don’t know.

    • Eliphaz Levi

      I know it equates to making devs do what you want them to rather than what they want too.
      And I’m fairly certain basicly relates to keeping a product the same across multiple platforms. How that pertains to games currently with consoles in particular is even if it can perform better on console A the maker of console B will require that it plays only as good as possible on console B.
      While I don’t know for certain what is in Ms’s parity clause if you look at the definition as well as what devs have said about it you can see where I get my train of thought from.
      If I’m incorrect please enlighten me.

    • bardock5151

      http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/10/11/xbox-honcho-phil-spencer-wants-to-rethink-the-parity-clause-acknowledges-gamers-high-expectations/
      Phil clarifies what the parity clause entails. It’s all about release date’s and not the kind of parity you’re thinking of.
      The only reason people think forced parity is an issue, is primarily thanks to Ubisofts.famous parity speech. Which was likely to keep the Xbox back with the PS4. The other issue comes from too many parrot’s thinking Sony has given them the equivalent of a NVIDIA Titan for a GPU, when in reality the GPU is old hardware and attached to a mobile CPU.
      Forced parity (thanks to time and financial constraints the PS3 forced on every publisher and developer) existed last gen, but this gen is an entirely different beast. We’ve got both boxes running in the PC environment now, which requires less technical trickery, and more of a paradigm shift. GDC this year is going to be the big reveal for DX12, X1 and the CPU/GPU vendors. All the of the guys on the inside a jumping out of their skin to let the cat out of the bag (not “insiders”).
      Hopefully Sony won’t be left to far behind PC and X1, forced parity seems a thing of the past. That theory is based on the fact that the X1 has improved at an disproportionate rate when compared to the PS4, which has gotten better but is now seeing cutbacks to maintain their “1080p” line. But hey we will find out for sure where they all stand in a couple of weeks time.

    • Eliphaz Levi

      The link only mentions the timing of releases, however it Doesn’t state that that is all included there in.
      I hope your right about D12 I’ve heard the hype,hope,and those that think it just hype and hope.
      I have already seen a few games that play at higher resolution on ps4 though, and have yet to see that go the other way.

    • bardock5151

      Resolution will always be an issue, however frame rate and texture quality are beginning to slowly favour the Xbox over the PS4. Regardless, PC will soon outperform both by a ridiculous margin.

    • Eliphaz Levi

      I agree, and would venture pc already has the ability to outperform consoles by large margin.
      That Gulf will increase dramatically as time goes on and the current gen inevitably falls behind.
      The only solution to the console pc divide in lieu of a time machine would be easily modifiable consoles, I envision something similar to the modifability of the Moto phone, with new iterations of processors, gpus etc optimized for the console and being released regularly at annual or semi annual intervals.
      But then that is why we have pcs anyway.

  • MrZweistein

    The two man team behind #IDARB has made it happen to get the Dev Kits which leads to the question did this Dev even tried hard enough?

  • Mark

    “Maybe we will eventually come to the Xbone”. Lol! Dude just had to say Xbone. Anyway, the only Indie stuff i’m interested in, is the highest quality ones, and most of those will be hitting the X1. That’s in addition to the neat looking smaller games, like Below, CupHead, and Ori. So I’m good on that front.

  • Pops

    If Microsoft isn’t in a rush it’s cool.xbox doesn’t need a lot of junk


 

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