Microsoft lists big-name indie studios coming to Xbox One, includes Double Fine, Crytek, and more

Over 50 developers lined up to bring indie content to the Xbox One in 2014.

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The Xbox One has already launched, but the work on services for the console continues. Microsoft’s indie development platform, ID@Xbox (independent developers at Xbox), revealed some of the studios they’ve already lined up to bring games to Xbox One starting in early 2014.

Chris Charla, director of the indie program at Microsoft, wrote today on the Xbox news wire, “We've had thousands of developers express interest in ID@Xbox, and we continue to make some big strides to lower the barriers for independent developers to self-publish on Xbox One.”

Microsoft has already sent out dev kits “to more than 50 studios” stretching “from Japan to Finland.” We’ve listed out a few of the studios involved in the program alongside some of their more notable previously published (or soon-to-come) games, which should give a pretty good indication of the titles ID@Xbox will have to offer:

  • Inis -- Japanese developer of Lips and Elite Beat Agents
  • Comcept -- Japanese studio headed by former Mega Man developer Keiji Inafune
  • Vlambeer -- Super Crate Box and Radical Fishing
  • Double Eleven -- LittleBigPlanet for Vita and Frozen Synapse remake
  • Slightly Mad Studios -- Need for Speed: Shift
  • Born Ready -- Strike Suit Zero
  • Crytek -- the developer behind Ryse: Son of Rome, “now want to pursue self-publishing.”
  • Happion Labs -- Energy Hook
  • Definition 6
  • Team 17 -- Worms series
  • Panic Button -- Injustice: Gods Among Us Vita version
  • Double Fine -- Brutal Legend, Pyschonauts
  • Drinkbox -- Guacamelee
  • Team Colorblind -- flash-based games developer
  • Signal Studios -- Toy Soldiers
  • Zen Studios -- Star Wars Pinball, Kickbeat
  • Bongfish -- Motocross Madness
  • Halfbrick -- Jetpack Joyride
  • Ninja Bee -- A Kingdom for Keflings
  • Zeboyd Games -- Cthulhu Saves the World
  • Nicalis -- Cave Story
  • The Men Who Wear Many Hats -- Organ Trail
  • Iron Galaxy -- Divekick
  • Jackbox Games -- You Don’t Know Jack series
  • High Voltage Software -- The Conduit
  • Capy -- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, Below
  • Behaviour -- Naughty Bear
  • Hidden Path -- Defense Grid: The Awakening, Age of Empires II HD
  • Gaijin Games -- Bit. Trip series
  • The Odd Gentlemen -- The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, Wayward Manor
  • Way Forward -- Shantae, Adventure Time
  • Other Ocean -- RAD Boarding

Charla noted, “This first wave of developers is just the start. We want to make Xbox One a great platform for developers of all scales and sizes for years to come. We’ve been amazed at the response from developers to ID@Xbox, and we really appreciate their patience as we ramp up the program.”

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