Indie developer program planned for Xbox One

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Microsoft IS planning on courting indie games developers to produce titles for the Xbox One.

It was reported last week that indie devs would need to seek the services of a publisher if they wished to get their games on Xbox One. But in seemingly another PR U-turn the platform holder has now claimed this is no longer true.

"We're going to have an independent creator program," Microsoft's interactive entertainment boss Don Mattrick told Kotaku. "We're going to sponsor it. We're going to give people tools. We're going to give more information."

"That is something we think – I think – is important. That's how I started in the industry. There's no way we're going to build a box that doesn't support that.

"Indie creators exist right inside our ecosystem. Probably the best example of a huge success is Minecraft. The work that Notch did [was] pretty amazing in the PC space. We're going to support those guys.”

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg this morning promised that Microsoft is listening to the games community and pledged to get it right” with its new machine.