Microsoft To Overturn Indie Self-Publishing Policies on Xbox One, According to Reports

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    Apparently Microsoft could be about to allow indie self-publishing on Xbox One, at long last. This latest rumoured overturning of the platform-holder's stringent indie self-publishing policies comes courtesy of new sources stating that a reversal of the company's publishing requirements could be in the offing imminently.
    This would mean that independent developers would be allowed to set their own release dates and pricing for Xbox Live games, with a relatively simple and straightforward certification process akin to Apple's iTunes service that promises a 14-day turnaround from submission to approval.
    A number of developers have already sounded off on Microsoft's indie policies for Xbox One, with the likes of Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning stating that the current stance makes MS seem like "one party that's making it very clear they're not interested." Sony by comparison allows indie self-publishing with PS4, and championed a variety of indie games like Supergiant's Transistor, Klei's Don't Starve and Octodad: Dadliest Catch during its E3 presser.
    And although the reversal of Microsoft's indie self-publishing policy has yet to be officially confirmed, this seems like a very positive step in the right direction. Perhaps indie games might find a welcoming home on Xbox One after all.

    Source: Xbox360A
    Via: GameInformer
     

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