Suspiciously absent from yesterday's Microsoft's new sports and television console reveal, was any mention of the role indie developers will be playing alongside the Xbox One.
Turns out that's becuase there isn't one. It seems that Xbox One won't be allowing indie developers to self-publish their titles on Microsoft's new console. According to a report from Shacknews, Microsoft will be keeping things pretty traditional.
Matt Booty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms, stated that Microsoft "will continue to court developers in the ways that we have. We will explore new business models and new ways of surfacing content. 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."
Sony has been pretty outspoken about embracing indie devs for the PS4 and Microsoft is sort of famous for hampering indie developers with their Xbox Live Indie Games program. Interesting to see how this might play out.
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