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Sony signs on 1,000 licensed, self-published indies

Over 1,000 developers worldwide have signed on to self-publish games for PlayStation platforms, Sony announced today. Self-published titles account for many of the more than 100 games coming to the PlayStation 4 this year. Over 200 development studios in North America applied for Sony's...

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First run of ID@Xbox Games arriving on Xbox One closer to March 2014

The broad launch window for the first run of ID@Xbox games is narrowing, as program director Chris Charla said the first set of indie games will start to arrive near the end of Q1 2014. Speaking with Edge, Charla said the launch dates "will be early in the New Year, in the first three months... I...

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Super Time Force shifts to 2014, also coming to Xbox One

Capybara Games is bringing its radical 2D run-and-gun game, Super Time Force, to Xbox One in addition to Xbox 360, and aims to launch both versions simultaneously. The game will be self-published on Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program and has a new launch window of early 2014. "As 2013 waned...

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First batch of self-publishing Xbox One developers include Double Fine, Crytek

Microsoft listed 33 developers that will be participating in its ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One. The list of those that applied and were approved by Microsoft included Iron Galaxy (Divekick), Crytek (Crysis, Far Cry), Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja), Demiurge Studios (Shoot Many...

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ID@Xbox program supports all payment models on Xbox One

Independent games will not have to adhere to a set pricing structure on the Xbox One. During an interview with Joystiq at PAX Prime, Microsoft's portfolio director for digital games Chris Charla said the ID@Xbox program, an initiative that will allow independent developers to eventually...

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Microsoft starts 'Independent Developers @ Xbox' self-publishing program

Microsoft has announced a self-publishing program for independent developers to get their games on Xbox One. Applications to join "Independent Developers @ Xbox" (or "ID@Xbox") are available widely starting today (xbox.com/id), though Microsoft tells Joystiq it is prioritizing developers with a...

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Self-publishing rumored for Xbox 360, Microsoft has nothing to announce

Xbox 360 developers may be able to self-publish their games on Xbox Live Arcade starting this August, according to a recent update from The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios. Microsoft, however, maintains that there have been no official changes to the Xbox 360's publishing situation: "We...

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Microsoft confirms self-publishing for Xbox One

Following a report from earlier today, Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One console will support self-publishing for independent developers. Retail systems will also double as development kits, meaning any Xbox One purchased in a store can be used for game development and testing purposes. "Our...

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Report: Xbox One to allow self-publishing [update]

The latest Xbox One-80 move is to integrate support of a self-publishing model for indies. Citing "sources," Game Informer reports that Microsoft will now support the model prevalent on Steam and announced for PlayStation 4. Microsoft's earlier publishing requirements did not enable...

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Sony's PS4 self-publishing principles: 'Every developer is a publisher'

Sony Computer Entertainment says self-publishing on the PS4 is built around treating developers like publishers, providing a level playing field, maintaining relationships, and removing hurdles. Those are the "four pillars of self-publishing" as detailed by Agostino Simonetta, Senior Account...

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