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Microsoft confirms self-publishing for Xbox One

4:00 PM on 07.24.2013  ·  Jordan Devore@DtoidJordan
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Full details coming next month at gamescom

Following reports this morning that Microsoft would revise its stance on independent development for Xbox One, the company has confirmed that, yes, self-publishing will be an option on the platform. Either they're listening, or they just plain don't have this messaging thing down. A statement from Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten provided to Engadget breaks the good news:

"Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We'll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August."

Fantastic to hear. I'm still anxious about the specifics, but this needed to happen. Don't let anyone tell you that competition between the console makers is a bad thing. And surely there have been some significant lessons learned from the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace.

Xbox One retail consoles double as debug units, Microsoft to allow indie self-publishing [Engadget]

 
 

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