Earlier today we heard rumors that the Xbox One would allow independent developers to publish their own games without having to jump through any of the previous hoops.  For those not familiar with Microsoft’s policies, they originally require that independent developers team up to publish their games with other established studios, such as EA or Activision, who already have a license to work with Microsoft.  However Marc Whitten, Xbox’s corporate VP released this statement:

“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.

With this confirmation Microsoft has stated their intent to make the Xbox One and open source machine, granted all users access to the system as their own personal developers kit.  This comes as a stark contrast to previous reports of independent developers’ constant frustration at Microsoft’s publishing policies.  It looks like things are looking up for the game market.

Source: Kotaku

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