Microsoft’s indie gaming initiative shows no signs of losing momentum

E3 2016: More than 1,000 games in development for ID@Xbox

Indies are currently working on more than 1,000 titles for Xbox One and Windows 10.

The figure was revealed by ID@Xbox director Chris Charla during Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference. It’s a strong line-up given that the generation started out with PlayStation taking the lead in courting indies, and a massive leap from the 150 games announced at E3 last year.

“Independent developers have fundamentally changed the way we play games this generation,” he told attendees, followed by a showreel of some of the titles heading to Microsoft’s gaming platforms.

The games are coming to a mix of Xbox One and Windows 10, and include:

  • Cuphead, StudioMDHR
  • Outlast, Red Barrels
  • Deliver Us The Moon, KeokeN Interactive
  • Flint Hook, Tribute 
  • FAR, Mixtvision Digital & Mr Whale’s Game Service
  • Slime Rancher, Monomi Park
  • Shadow Tactics, Daedalic Entertainment & Mimimi Productions
  • Figment, Bedtime Digital Games
  • The Culling, Xaviant
  • For The King, IronOak Games
  • Beacon, Monothetic
  • Stardew Valley, Chucklefish
  • Hand of Fate2, Defiant Development
  • Below, Capybara Games
  • Raiders, MercurySteam
  • Bloodstained, Inti Creates & ArtPlay
  • Yooka-Laylee, Team17 & Playtonic
  • Everspace, Rockfish Games

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