Markus “Notch” Persson talks about the cost effectiveness of the move.
Microsoft recently announced the revamping of its certification process and the decision to allow self-publishing for indie developers on Xbox Live for the Xbox One. However, another interesting decision was the ability to convert any Xbox One into a dev kit – something that Mojang head and Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson thinks is a great idea.
Speaking to EDGE, he stated that, “I think it’s a wonderful idea to have the actual box be the dev kits. This makes it easier for both the developer and for Microsoft, and presumably they could make it a lot cheaper since they’d only sell unlock codes. I realize there are other factors at play here, though, like a perceived need to make sure only ‘legitimate’ developers get access to it, so a monetary barrier might still be in place.”
Along with being one of the most successful titles ever on Xbox Live, Minecraft will also be heading to the Xbox One in the near future.