Xbox one is the most appealing for indies

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#1 Posted by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

http://games.yahoo.com/news/xbox-one-said-easily-most-appealing-console-platform-211645367.html

“[Xbox One is] easily the most appealing console platform for developers like us to release on,” independent video game studio No Goblin recently posted on its blog. “Diving into the Xbox One universe has been super easy for us, and Chris [Charla] and Richard [Rouse] have been incredibly responsive and helpful in dealing with all of my old man game developer quirks.”

Preach!

#2 Posted by musicalmac (23718 posts) -

What prompted their statement? Seems a little... encouraged. Sorry to be a cynic.

#3 Posted by PinkieWinkie (1454 posts) -

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

#4 Posted by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

I don't

#5 Posted by StrongBlackVine (9538 posts) -

This seems be contrary to what we have seen so far. Xbox 360 was great for indies though so maybe they have switched up their policies in response the PS4's indie support.

#7 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3550 posts) -

Weren't Xbots calling The Playstation the Indiestation?

#8 Posted by jhcho2 (4606 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

I don't

But when another lem calls it an indie-station, do you object? If not, it's called cherry picking.

#9 Posted by jsmoke03 (13338 posts) -

i dont think indie developers will talk crap about a platform they are developing for. but most appealing? the parity clause isnt soo appealing

#10 Posted by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

@jhcho2 said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

I don't

But when another lem calls it an indie-station, do you object? If not, it's called cherry picking.

So I can't post positive news about the X1 because because of what some lems do? Not my business what they do.

#11 Posted by EtherealMachine (100 posts) -

Hypocrisy incoming...

#12 Edited by blackace (21580 posts) -

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

Probably because the majority of games that Sony have shown were Indie games. M$ actually showed more real full games in the past. They are just starting to talk about new Indie games. There was a lot of backlash that Indie developers didn't want to make games on XB1. That seems to be changing now.

#13 Edited by Eisen_Howl (83 posts) -

I'm eagerly awaiting for that user with an image of the PS4 logo titled "indiestation" to say something.

Regardless, that's great news to hear from the developer. Positive remarks about a console is good, especially if it's regarding indie games; games that definitely could use a little help on the console side.

#14 Posted by juarbles (801 posts) -

Possibly for indie non-games like Flappy Bird. Indie real games stay away from the xbone and their ignorant fanbase.

#15 Posted by Eisen_Howl (83 posts) -

@blackace said:

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

Probably because the majority of games that Sony have shown were Indie games. M$ actually showed more real full games in the past. They are just starting to talk about new Indie games. There was a lot of backlash that Indie developers didn't want to make games on XB1. That seems to be changing now.

Wait, what do you mean by REAL games in the past?

#16 Edited by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

I think he got it backwards.

I think its the least indie friendly.

Oh are you an indie dev? If not I will take his opinion over yours.

#17 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (6688 posts) -

@blackace said:

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

Probably because the majority of games that Sony have shown were Indie games. M$ actually showed more real full games in the past. They are just starting to talk about new Indie games. There was a lot of backlash that Indie developers didn't want to make games on XB1. That seems to be changing now.

Real games

implying games made independently are not real

Stop.

#19 Edited by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@SEANMCAD said:

I think he got it backwards.

I think its the least indie friendly.

Oh are you an indie dev? If not I will take his opinion over yours.

For all intents and purposes...yes I am

The lies!!!!

#21 Posted by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

@SEANMCAD said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@SEANMCAD said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@SEANMCAD said:

I think he got it backwards.

I think its the least indie friendly.

Oh are you an indie dev? If not I will take his opinion over yours.

For all intents and purposes...yes I am

The lies!!!!

I should be fair Xbox is not a hard platform to develop on but it is the hardest platform to PUBLISH on.

So I do correct myself there

Well that's something at least.

#22 Posted by Daious (2082 posts) -

Unless Xboxone did a 180 on their indie game policy, I think the independent developer community still clearly favors PS4.

#23 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

YAHOO NEWS HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Wheres your next source of information going to be from mad magazine?

Oh and no the indie guys still seem to prefer the PS4 since sony has the vita as well for handheld games and the ps3, they also were giving away dev kits to indie guys, they have their own indie developer manager and team to support them, they also do not have as many rules and regulations as Microsoft does, they do not require their games with online abilities to be locked behind the PS+ paywall unlike Microsoft forces everything behind XBLG paywall and have less stringent rules for putting content on XBL.

#24 Posted by Jankarcop (10864 posts) -

compared to what? Lmao

Everyone knows PC is the home of indies...

#25 Edited by chikenfriedrice (11325 posts) -

@Gargus said:

YAHOO NEWS HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Wheres your next source of information going to be from mad magazine?

Oh and no the indie guys still seem to prefer the PS4 since sony has the vita as well for handheld games and the ps3, they also were giving away dev kits to indie guys, they have their own indie developer manager and team to support them, they also do not have as many rules and regulations as Microsoft does, they do not require their games with online abilities to be locked behind the PS+ paywall unlike Microsoft forces everything behind XBLG paywall and have less stringent rules for putting content on XBL.

Oh I guess what the dev said doesn't matter since it was posted on Yahoo....in fact they probably made the whole thing up.

#26 Posted by ACP_45 (616 posts) -

@EtherealMachine: Generalizing much....

xD

#27 Posted by ACP_45 (616 posts) -

So what if the Xbox One or PS4 is the favorite of the Independent devs.

You will STILL get to play The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt on both.

also.......

PC is the platform for indies. Xbox One and PS4 can only dream.

#28 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (5441 posts) -

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, someone said something positive about the X1. I FEEL A STAMPEDE. AAAWWWWWWW

#29 Edited by always_explicit (3132 posts) -

@jhcho2 said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@PinkieWinkie said:

Don't lems talk smack about the ps4 being the indiestation? How ironic.

I don't

But when another lem calls it an indie-station, do you object? If not, it's called cherry picking.

Choosing not to comment isnt cherry picking.

#30 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

I wonder if they got their 3$.

Every other develop says the opposite because of the ESRAM or generally because Microsoft are being dicks.

#31 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (5441 posts) -
@SEANMCAD said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@SEANMCAD said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

@SEANMCAD said:

I think he got it backwards.

I think its the least indie friendly.

Oh are you an indie dev? If not I will take his opinion over yours.

For all intents and purposes...yes I am

The lies!!!!

I should be fair Xbox is not a hard platform to develop on but it is the hardest platform to PUBLISH on.

So I do correct myself there

I think the tough competition is likely going to make MS ease up on those policies in time.

But I think it's a good sign that independent developers are getting comfortable on the X1.

#32 Edited by EtherealMachine (100 posts) -

@acp_45 said:

@EtherealMachine: Generalizing much....

xD

The majority of fanboys on this site ARE hypocrites, is that not true?

#34 Edited by McStrongfast (4293 posts) -

What the hell is a game lab? Do they focus test on animals?

Anyway.
This is the people.
This is the game.
This is the goblin.

Good to hear Dan Teasdale is happy with the support he's getting from Microsoft.

#35 Posted by misterpmedia (4610 posts) -

@Solid_Max13 said:

Weren't Xbots calling The Playstation the Indiestation?

Lems don't like indies or free to plays.

Gonna be keeping a watch when that first party Xbox studio finally reveals those 'AAA' free-to-plays they're devving for Xbone, or when the first wave of ID@xbox are released. I imagine they will play a different tune.

#36 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

I like that any Xbox One you buy at a store can be used as a dev kit.

If I made an indie game the One would be the first console I'd consider releasing for because of that reason alone.