Xbox One Will Support Indie Developers

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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At Gamescom 2013, Microsoft announced the Xbox Independent Games program, to be run by Chris Charla, Microsoft Studios’ Portfolio Director for Digital Games. With this program, indie developers will pay no fees and won’t require additional certification or activation. They will receive two free developer’s kits and may use and connect to the cloud for free.

With no livestream of the event, we are making do as best we can with Twitter updates. While we will have more information available later, we know that Mojang, Double Fine, Splash Damage and Chris Hecker appeared in an Xbox Independent Games program sizzle reel.

What other game possibilities could this mean for the Xbox One? I’m not sure, but it sure sounds like good news for indie developers.

What would all of YOU want to see become part of the Xbox Independent Games program?

About Crystal Colwell

What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!




  • N4GCrossingEden

    Xbox One superior in every way to Nintendo, Sony and PC platforms! Only low class- ghetto blacks, and asians buy inferior consoles!

  • Hyman Jonas

    So basically, Sony has lost all the “advantages” the PS4 had over the Xbox One except for raw power,which alone has NEVER won a generation. Sony, good luck. Seems your cheap strategies worked out against you. Hope that if the PS5 gets to be done, you learn to impress with how good is your console instead of how much your competition sucks. It can make the competition turn around and bite you, and they just did.

    Gamescon talk is all about the One. Nothing impressive about the PS4. Interface was hate by most people, including Sony fans. Nice job.