Oddworld devs: Indie games don't matter to Microsoft

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#1 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

At the business level, Microsoft isn't acknowledging people like us, said Lanning. It's as if we dont matter.

Microsofts stance towards indies with Xbox One is a continuation of problems encountered in the current generation: Lanning and JAW boss Stewart Gilray tried for over a year to get Oddworld: Strangers Wrath HD released on Xbox Live before ultimately failing.

The target kept on moving, and eventually we couldnt get clear answers for 15 months. We do'nt have five biz dev guys and two attorneys and some PR people to send up there to roll out whatever carpets you have to roll out to get attention.

We were like, Look. We're on seven other networks. It's been no-brainers on all of them. We're not asking you for money. We're not asking you for advertising.

Lanning added: We're little guys, we have to release. We can't get a straight answer. Then we release on PSN, and we get a mail the next day that says, Oh, you released on PSN at a lower price point, you didn't meet our margins, sorry you can't be on the system. Boom. And that was it.

We're not on the radar. We're little guys. It doesnt seem like any of the little guys are on the radar. When we listen to them talk, we have to laugh. It's pure rhetoric.

Link

Microsoft is a poison to gaming :(

#2 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (1967 posts) -
kinect and ads will fix everything.
#3 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Games in general dont matter to Microsoft.

#4 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7415 posts) -

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

crimsonman1245
MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.
#5 Posted by Mr-Kutaragi (1967 posts) -
[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

FoxbatAlpha
MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

So now less good game is better. Learn something new all time. Many top dev start off as indie, to earn money for bigger production.
#6 Posted by muffin200 (733 posts) -

[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

FoxbatAlpha

MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

 

Indeed. All I want to to play is brown shooters.

#7 Posted by ConanTheStoner (5589 posts) -

[QUOTE="FoxbatAlpha"][QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

muffin200

MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

 

Indeed. All I want to to play is brown shooters.

Grey shooters have feelings too, ya know.  :roll:

#8 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

[QUOTE="muffin200"]

[QUOTE="FoxbatAlpha"] MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.ConanTheStoner

 

Indeed. All I want to to play is brown shooters.

Grey shooters have feelings too, ya know.  :roll:

Don't forget brown ones you monster!

#9 Posted by Jack-Burton (2303 posts) -
Just don't put your games on XBLA if you can't self publish Lanning, you already said as much over a month ago.. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-right-now-oddworld-new-n-tasty-isnt-coming-to-xbox-one-or-xbox-360 I love Oddworld but all they did last Gen was Strangers Wrath HD and Munches Oddysee HD both which I bought. Now they have announced a remake of Abe's Oddysee for next gen why not make new something new.
#10 Posted by MightyMuna (1743 posts) -
Indie games are good and all. But how much impact do they have on console sales? I don't believe it's much, if any at all. I might be wrong though.
#11 Posted by tormentos (18328 posts) -

[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

FoxbatAlpha

MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

#12 Posted by tormentos (18328 posts) -

Just don't put your games on XBLA if you can't self publish Lanning, you already said as much over a month ago.. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-right-now-oddworld-new-n-tasty-isnt-coming-to-xbox-one-or-xbox-360 I love Oddworld but all they did last Gen was Strangers Wrath HD and Munches Oddysee HD both which I bought. Now they have announced a remake of Abe's Oddysee for next gen why not make new something new.Jack-Burton

 

MS asked to much from developers lets see if this gen,developers will comply,MS has no advantage this time and going by pre sales it look like it will be outsold  from the opening bell,if sony was able to catch MS even with a more expensive console imagine what will happen with a cheaper one,and developers will see that,and will be almost impossible for MS to get exclusives unless they finance that game.

This gen they were able to bend 3rd parties hands into releasing games on the same time or sooner than the PS3,this new gen will be allot more different.

 

Either way more games to the PS4 that will not be on xbox one,let see how hard self publishing on PS4 will hurt the xbox one.

#13 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

FoxbatAlpha
MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

well lems cared when they had (still dont have) no exclusives.
#14 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25150 posts) -

[QUOTE="FoxbatAlpha"][QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

tormentos

MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

Ohhh, shots fired!
#15 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26869 posts) -
Like I said before, this just proves that all three companies are guilty of alienating third parties.
#16 Posted by Mickeyminime (1130 posts) -
Back in the early days when it was just the PS, Indie games where very good and so many people did or do miss them. It would be nice to see them again, to see if they have improved in anyway and so on. Also it's nice that Sony has given people the chance to make them unlike MS.
#17 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23860 posts) -

yeah, lets call out ms over indies while at the same time marvelling over the depth of xbl arcade and xbl indie.

sounds more like it was a game that could not meet xbla standards and they want to cry about it.

:cry: whaaaa! they were mean to us whaa! :cry:

:lol:

you guys will believe anything you hear as long as it lines up with what you already believe and blatant evidence to the contrary be damned.

the only reason sony is even jocking indie and you are following on the bandwagon is because of the massive success of xbla.

#18 Posted by toast_burner (21741 posts) -

yeah, lets call out ms over indies while at the same time marvelling over the depth of xbl arcade and xbl indie.

sounds more like it was a game that could not meet xbla standards and they want to cry about it.

:cry: whaaaa! they were mean to us whaa! :cry:

:lol:

you guys will believe anything you hear as long as it lines up with what you already believe and blatant evidence to the contrary be damned.

the only reason sony is even jocking indie and you are following on the bandwagon is because of the massive success of xbla.

Riverwolf007

So people should ignore Microsofts terrible policies because you don't want to seem like you're whining?

Oddly enough you come across as a whiny b**** more so than anyone else. 

#19 Posted by Froyo101 (88 posts) -

Microsoft sucks except for Halo, but they even ruined Halo with Halo 4 having create-a-class.

#20 Posted by RR360DD (11984 posts) -

[QUOTE="FoxbatAlpha"][QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

tormentos

MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:
#21 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

[QUOTE="tormentos"]

[QUOTE="FoxbatAlpha"] MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.RR360DD

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:

Also, superior I might add, on PC. The success of MineCraft proves indies DO matter, just like how Journey proved that. Microsoft is acting like the big jerk that in their own mind. They think they're too big for indie gaming and decided they need to bring more brown and grey shooters like Dead Rising to appease to the unwashed xbox masses.

If a indie developer wants to put out a game it can either:
Go to Microsoft to
1) Give up 50% of the profits to the publisher due to absent self-publishing (it's 2013 ffs)
2) Comply with ridicilous parity rules that enforces them to either timed or full exclusivity, missing out a huge deal of Steam and PSN sales.

Go to Sony to
1) Self-publish the game with full profits and
2) Get sent free developer kits and
3) Also launch on platforms like Steam.

See how that works, chump? Damage control this.

#22 Posted by Shewgenja (9614 posts) -

If games mattered to MS, they wouldn't have made such a weak ass console.

#23 Posted by j_assassin (908 posts) -
popular multiplats from big devs with big budget advertising is what m$ cares about... and tv
#24 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
I couldn't care less that Microsoft ignores indie devs. I am getting the PS4, not the X1. So between that and PC, I will have all the indie support I could want.
#25 Posted by AD216 (1719 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jack-Burton"]Just don't put your games on XBLA if you can't self publish Lanning, you already said as much over a month ago.. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-right-now-oddworld-new-n-tasty-isnt-coming-to-xbox-one-or-xbox-360 I love Oddworld but all they did last Gen was Strangers Wrath HD and Munches Oddysee HD both which I bought. Now they have announced a remake of Abe's Oddysee for next gen why not make new something new.tormentos

 

MS asked to much from developers lets see if this gen,developers will comply,MS has no advantage this time and going by pre sales it look like it will be outsold  from the opening bell,if sony was able to catch MS even with a more expensive console imagine what will happen with a cheaper one,and developers will see that,and will be almost impossible for MS to get exclusives unless they finance that game.

This gen they were able to bend 3rd parties hands into releasing games on the same time or sooner than the PS3,this new gen will be allot more different.

 

Either way more games to the PS4 that will not be on xbox one,let see how hard self publishing on PS4 will hurt the xbox one.

it goes both ways. sony's console seller for most of this gen was free online. that advantage is gone. with that said, i dnt believe no one has ever bought a console because of indie games.
#26 Posted by toast_burner (21741 posts) -

[QUOTE="tormentos"]

[QUOTE="Jack-Burton"]Just don't put your games on XBLA if you can't self publish Lanning, you already said as much over a month ago.. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-right-now-oddworld-new-n-tasty-isnt-coming-to-xbox-one-or-xbox-360 I love Oddworld but all they did last Gen was Strangers Wrath HD and Munches Oddysee HD both which I bought. Now they have announced a remake of Abe's Oddysee for next gen why not make new something new.AD216

 

MS asked to much from developers lets see if this gen,developers will comply,MS has no advantage this time and going by pre sales it look like it will be outsold  from the opening bell,if sony was able to catch MS even with a more expensive console imagine what will happen with a cheaper one,and developers will see that,and will be almost impossible for MS to get exclusives unless they finance that game.

This gen they were able to bend 3rd parties hands into releasing games on the same time or sooner than the PS3,this new gen will be allot more different.

 

Either way more games to the PS4 that will not be on xbox one,let see how hard self publishing on PS4 will hurt the xbox one.

it goes both ways. sony's console seller for most of this gen was free online. that advantage is gone. with that said, i dnt believe no one has ever bought a console because of indie games.

Maybe they would if consoles had good indie games. 

#27 Posted by AD216 (1719 posts) -

[QUOTE="AD216"][QUOTE="tormentos"]

 

MS asked to much from developers lets see if this gen,developers will comply,MS has no advantage this time and going by pre sales it look like it will be outsold  from the opening bell,if sony was able to catch MS even with a more expensive console imagine what will happen with a cheaper one,and developers will see that,and will be almost impossible for MS to get exclusives unless they finance that game.

This gen they were able to bend 3rd parties hands into releasing games on the same time or sooner than the PS3,this new gen will be allot more different.

 

Either way more games to the PS4 that will not be on xbox one,let see how hard self publishing on PS4 will hurt the xbox one.

toast_burner

it goes both ways. sony's console seller for most of this gen was free online. that advantage is gone. with that said, i dnt believe no one has ever bought a console because of indie games.

Maybe they would if consoles had good indie games. 

i highly doubt it.
#28 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="tormentos"]

[QUOTE="FoxbatAlpha"] MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.RR360DD

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:

Ah yes, we can always count on you for pure stupidity and ignorance. At least you are consistent.....consistently stupid.
#29 Posted by RR360DD (11984 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"][QUOTE="tormentos"]

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

DrTrafalgarLaw

Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:

Also, superior I might add, on PC. The success of MineCraft proves indies DO matter, just like how Journey proved that. Microsoft is acting like the big jerk that in their own mind. They think they're too big for indie gaming and decided they need to bring more brown and grey shooters like Dead Rising to appease to the unwashed xbox masses.

If a indie developer wants to put out a game it can either:
Go to Microsoft to
1) Give up 50% of the profits to the publisher due to absent self-publishing (it's 2013 ffs)
2) Comply with ridicilous parity rules that enforces them to either timed or full exclusivity, missing out a huge deal of Steam and PSN sales.

Go to Sony to
1) Self-publish the game with full profits and
2) Get sent free developer kits and
3) Also launch on platforms like Steam.

See how that works, chump? Damage control this.

'The success of MineCraft proves indies DO matter'

One game lmao. All it proves is that some indies do have potential to take off. I could list 10 total garbage indie games, does that prove all indies are garbage?

Microsoft don't want all the shit of the day on their platform, which is exactly what happened when they started the Xbox Indie channel years ago. Full of garbage and cheap clones. Thats what happens when you give people the freedom to put whatever they want on the store, and thats what will happen to PSN.

And the rule was that Microsoft would not publish an XBLA game if it had appeared on PSN first (The exception being Joe Danger but Xbox got a special edition of that).

Fact is, the majority of great indie games will have a publisher / will easily be published by MS who publish tons of games on XBLA, even if they choose to self-publish on other platforms.

#30 Posted by RR360DD (11984 posts) -
[QUOTE="RR360DD"][QUOTE="tormentos"]

 

Xbox fans do according to Minecraft sales.

AmazonTreeBoa
Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:

Ah yes, we can always count on you for pure stupidity and ignorance. At least you are consistent.....consistently stupid.

I thought you ad-blocked me. You just couldn't stand the thought of missing out on my posts could you :cool: self-owned.
#31 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="RR360DD"]Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:RR360DD
Ah yes, we can always count on you for pure stupidity and ignorance. At least you are consistent.....consistently stupid.

I thought you ad-blocked me. You just couldn't stand the thought of missing out on my posts could you :cool: self-owned.

You are blocked. Sadly for me, I am on my phone and not my PC. So sadly, I see your stupidity when I am on my phone.
#32 Posted by RR360DD (11984 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"][QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"] Ah yes, we can always count on you for pure stupidity and ignorance. At least you are consistent.....consistently stupid.AmazonTreeBoa
I thought you ad-blocked me. You just couldn't stand the thought of missing out on my posts could you :cool: self-owned.

You are blocked. Sadly for me, I am on my phone and not my PC. So sadly, I see your stupidity when I am on my phone.

:lol: pathetic

#33 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25150 posts) -
Minecraft is indie in the same sense that a Valve game is indie. Microsoft don't care about making the small bucks, they want the big bucks, "WE SUPPORT INDIE GAMES, here's Minecraft!"
#34 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][QUOTE="RR360DD"]I thought you ad-blocked me. You just couldn't stand the thought of missing out on my posts could you :cool: self-owned.RR360DD

You are blocked. Sadly for me, I am on my phone and not my PC. So sadly, I see your stupidity when I am on my phone.

:lol: pathetic

Like I said, we can always count on you for your stupidity.

#35 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

[QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"]

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]Which is on Xbox and Xbox One .... hmm I'm seeing some self-ownage here :cool:RR360DD

Also, superior I might add, on PC. The success of MineCraft proves indies DO matter, just like how Journey proved that. Microsoft is acting like the big jerk that in their own mind. They think they're too big for indie gaming and decided they need to bring more brown and grey shooters like Dead Rising to appease to the unwashed xbox masses.

If a indie developer wants to put out a game it can either:
Go to Microsoft to
1) Give up 50% of the profits to the publisher due to absent self-publishing (it's 2013 ffs)
2) Comply with ridicilous parity rules that enforces them to either timed or full exclusivity, missing out a huge deal of Steam and PSN sales.

Go to Sony to
1) Self-publish the game with full profits and
2) Get sent free developer kits and
3) Also launch on platforms like Steam.

See how that works, chump? Damage control this.

Microsoft don't want all the shit of the day on their platform, which is exactly what happened when they started the Xbox Indie channel years ago. Full of garbage and cheap clones. Thats what happens when you give people the freedom to put whatever they want on the store, and thats what will happen to PSN.

There is a difference between allowing self-publishing and not curating any content. The garbage put up on the XBL Indies section was not curated at all. You don't seem to get it, allowing self-publishing means you don't need a publisher anymore, it doesn't mean your content will go up straight away on PSN without review. The certification processes are still in place. Even if garbage is cluttering up the store, you can always choose to NOT buy the game. I don't believe newsground games developers will seize this opportunity to clutter up a store. You need a dev kit and go through the cert process, that's enough for quality control. The XNA nature of XBL Indies made it so that any idiot could port their games from the PC to XBL Indies section.

#36 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1127 posts) -

M$ are'nt that bothered about gaming in general,its an afterthought to them.

Once those initial few games launch on Xbone exclusives will dry up just like last time.

They'll probably bring back all that anti-consumer bullshit as well once all the stupid lembots have got themselves invested in Xbone,and they'll take it up the ass from M$ just like they did this gen.:lol:

#37 Posted by RR360DD (11984 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]

[QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"] Also, superior I might add, on PC. The success of MineCraft proves indies DO matter, just like how Journey proved that. Microsoft is acting like the big jerk that in their own mind. They think they're too big for indie gaming and decided they need to bring more brown and grey shooters like Dead Rising to appease to the unwashed xbox masses.

If a indie developer wants to put out a game it can either:
Go to Microsoft to
1) Give up 50% of the profits to the publisher due to absent self-publishing (it's 2013 ffs)
2) Comply with ridicilous parity rules that enforces them to either timed or full exclusivity, missing out a huge deal of Steam and PSN sales.

Go to Sony to
1) Self-publish the game with full profits and
2) Get sent free developer kits and
3) Also launch on platforms like Steam.

See how that works, chump? Damage control this.

DrTrafalgarLaw

Microsoft don't want all the shit of the day on their platform, which is exactly what happened when they started the Xbox Indie channel years ago. Full of garbage and cheap clones. Thats what happens when you give people the freedom to put whatever they want on the store, and thats what will happen to PSN.

There is a difference between allowing self-publishing and not curating any content. The garbage put up on the XBL Indies section was not curated at all. You don't seem to get it, allowing self-publishing means you don't need a publisher anymore, it doesn't mean your content will go up straight away on PSN without review. The certification processes are still in place. Even if garbage is cluttering up the store, you can always choose to NOT buy the game. I don't believe newsground games developers will seize this opportunity to clutter up a store. You need a dev kit and go through the cert process, that's enough for quality control. The XNA nature of XBL Indies made it so that any idiot could port their games from the PC to XBL Indies section.

Well the platform either has freedom of access or not. So has it been announced that content will be curated on PSN? Have you seen the iOS app store? The amount of porn apps, clone apps, just total garbage apps that appear on there despite Apple curating content.

The only reason MS require a publisher is to prevent that from happening.

To think MS are abandoning indies is just stupid. They're giving out free unity tools to all Xbox 360 and XboxOne devs. Thats the reason they hired Phil Harrison - to spot indie talent and games and grab them as exclusives.

I think people are just blowing this out of proportion because indie devs can whine all they want, yet 90% will still aim to get their game on Xbox.

#38 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5337 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jack-Burton"]Just don't put your games on XBLA if you can't self publish Lanning, you already said as much over a month ago.. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-right-now-oddworld-new-n-tasty-isnt-coming-to-xbox-one-or-xbox-360 I love Oddworld but all they did last Gen was Strangers Wrath HD and Munches Oddysee HD both which I bought. Now they have announced a remake of Abe's Oddysee for next gen why not make new something new.

They have made new games. Just add water has a few titles that I have played, on PSN (for vita/ps3 crossplay) . Gravity Crash is a little known game that they made before working with Lanning, I liked it. The thing is they are a very small, and they patterned with Lanning a few years ago, and love the Oddworld games, so of course they are focusing their attention on that. You can only do so much.
#39 Posted by psx_warrior (1556 posts) -
Like I said before, this just proves that all three companies are guilty of alienating third parties.nintendoboy16
How is Sony guilty of that? Sony has been good to indie developers.
#40 Posted by Kaz_Son (797 posts) -
It's like MS is doing everything they can to fail next gen.
#41 Posted by uninspiredcup (8927 posts) -

The majority of the xbox userbase want to shoot foreigners and save america or play halo man. Sport sport sport. e.t.c....

#42 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23860 posts) -

[QUOTE="Riverwolf007"]

yeah, lets call out ms over indies while at the same time marvelling over the depth of xbl arcade and xbl indie.

sounds more like it was a game that could not meet xbla standards and they want to cry about it.

:cry: whaaaa! they were mean to us whaa! :cry:

:lol:

you guys will believe anything you hear as long as it lines up with what you already believe and blatant evidence to the contrary be damned.

the only reason sony is even jocking indie and you are following on the bandwagon is because of the massive success of xbla.

toast_burner

So people should ignore Microsofts terrible policies because you don't want to seem like you're whining?

Oddly enough you come across as a whiny b**** more so than anyone else. 

what i am saying here is we have evidence that this is all a pile of bullshyt.

that evidence being the massive amount of amazing games on xbla.

i am supposed to ignore that because a few devs are crying about something?

what i am saying here is that it looks to me like this is a dev that could not meet the standards that are required to be an xbla release so instead of making a better game they decided to cry on the internet about it to get some sympathy for their incompetence.

how obvious does something have to be before you can read between the lines?

this entire beef is about a few devs that do not want to go through the approval process.

why? because they can't meet the standards that thousands of other games on xbla have met.

plus you can say bitch if you want to, quit being a baby and say bitch if you want to say bitch.

if that is all you have to back up your argument you may as well use the actual word.

#43 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

The majority of the xbox userbase want to shoot foreigners and save america or play halo man. Sport sport sport. e.t.c....

uninspiredcup
Well if foreigners weren't so damn stupid......... Anyway this will end up not being a big deal. Microsoft will end up changing their policy, or Indies will decide the money they would make outweighs the cost.
#44 Posted by TheDidact (3981 posts) -

Microsoft sucks except for Halo, but they even ruined Halo with Halo 4 having personal ordinance.

Froyo101
Fixed :P And MS should see in the massive success of Minecraft that Indies are very important and a random small dev can come out of nowhere and create a hit.
#45 Posted by TheDidact (3981 posts) -
[QUOTE="tormentos"]

[QUOTE="Jack-Burton"]Just don't put your games on XBLA if you can't self publish Lanning, you already said as much over a month ago.. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-13-right-now-oddworld-new-n-tasty-isnt-coming-to-xbox-one-or-xbox-360 I love Oddworld but all they did last Gen was Strangers Wrath HD and Munches Oddysee HD both which I bought. Now they have announced a remake of Abe's Oddysee for next gen why not make new something new.AD216

 

MS asked to much from developers lets see if this gen,developers will comply,MS has no advantage this time and going by pre sales it look like it will be outsold  from the opening bell,if sony was able to catch MS even with a more expensive console imagine what will happen with a cheaper one,and developers will see that,and will be almost impossible for MS to get exclusives unless they finance that game.

This gen they were able to bend 3rd parties hands into releasing games on the same time or sooner than the PS3,this new gen will be allot more different.

 

Either way more games to the PS4 that will not be on xbox one,let see how hard self publishing on PS4 will hurt the xbox one.

it goes both ways. sony's console seller for most of this gen was free online. that advantage is gone. with that said, i dnt believe no one has ever bought a console because of indie games.

Sony didn't have the advantage of being $100 cheaper last gen. And the exclusives will arrive much sooner than they did on the PS3. Sony confirmed 20 First Party/SCE Owned Franchise exclusives slated for release from Launch-End of 2014. The PS3 most certainly did not have that advantage.
#46 Posted by aroxx_ab (10044 posts) -

Oh i remember i bought Oddworld: Strangers Wrath for Xbox1(old xbox) in hope to play it on 360 but it didn't work :cry:

#47 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Games in general doesnt matter to Microsoft.

FoxbatAlpha

MS is right. Who give a shiz about indies.

 

As a PC gamer, i do not agree.

#48 Posted by The_Gaming_Baby (6335 posts) -

Sadly this is not surprising to hear.

I am an avid fan of indie games, having poured 3 hours into The Binding of Isaac so far this weekend. There really is no point in me investing in the Xbox One

#49 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Microsoft came out saying how much they loved indie devs and how awesome they are. And while saying so they used minecraft as an example. Minecraft, the game that has its own toy propr line in toys r us, they have figures on the shelf at bestbuy, they have tshirts in hot topic, posters in walmart, retail versions of their 360 game, and so on for a game that has made millions and millions. Minecraft is not indie anymore, not when you have worldwide recognition and several lines of toys and clothes.

But evidently that is what microsoft thinks is indie and they think because they have minecraft that they are super big number 1 indie loves!

#50 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

Like I said earlier. Not really worried about it. The Indie games will end on on XBLA.  A few Indie Game Drama Queens like Jon Blow And Lanning (He is still alive?) are crying about it now, but Microsoft wil make it right I am sure.