“Dozens” of Indie Devs Making Games for Xbox One; First Wave in March from “Established Developers”

on January 20, 2014 6:21 PM

Attracting indie developers has been a strong focus for Sony Computer Entertainment and the PS4, but Microsoft is moving as well with its ID@Xbox project, that apparently is just a couple months away to bear fruit and has a lot more coming in the future, as tweeted by the program’s official account.

@losgarcias @XboxP3 Dozens of independent developers are making games for Xbox One. The first ID@Xbox titles are slated to arrive in March.

We also learn that the first wave won’t be enormous in size, but quality should be ensured by the fact that it’ll come from established developers.

@dparente To kick off the program, we’re focusing on a small number of established developers. We’ll have more details in this week’s email.

But how hard is it to be accepted into the ID@Xbox program? Apparently quite easy, as all applications are accepted.

@dparente Actually, all applications to ID@Xbox are accepted into the program.

While there have been instances of negativity here and there due to apparently restrictive clauses in the application to the project, it’s hard not to be curious about what’s going to come out of it in the next few months and down the line. Will Microsoft manage to match PlayStation’s indie push?

 /  Executive News Editor
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