Developer: Self Publishing Coming to Xbox 360 This September

Only eight years too late!

Posted By | On 29th, Jul. 2013

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Yes, you read that right. No, there was not a mistake. The headline says Xbox 360, not Xbox One.

Microsoft’s eight year old console will finally be getting self publishing for indie games, something that rivals Sony and Nintendo have had for years now, on the Xbox Live Marketplace. This initiative, which is similar to the one on Xbox One, is an attempt to win over indie developers, after a generations’ worth of practices that alienated and antagonized them.

Now, Polygon reports that according to indie developer FarSight Studios, self publishing is also coming to Microsoft’s aging machine.

“Microsoft has just announced that indie developers (like FarSight) can now self-publish on Xbox Live Arcade instead of being required to find publishers for their games,” the developer said in their monthly newsletter. “This means we can bring The Pinball Arcade back to the 360 ourselves, and also opens the door to an Xbox One version of The Pinball Arcade in the future!”

Microsoft for their part have maintained a no comment policy, and asked us to wait for Gamescom for further announcements.


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