Microsoft confirms self-publishing!!

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#1 Posted by DrRockso87 (2632 posts) -

So... what does everyone think of the announcement?

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#2 Posted by Puckhog04 (22814 posts) -

Definitely a good thing.

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#3 Posted by lilnazar (1923 posts) -

Xbots going crazy about this, meanwhile it should have been confirmed since the reveal.

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#4 Posted by legalize82 (2293 posts) -
another 180 little too late devs already gone
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#5 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -
Link.
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#6 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (11108 posts) -

Xbots going crazy about this, meanwhile it should have been confirmed since the reveal.

lilnazar

Lems are getting excited about M$ slowly making a weaker PS4 lol

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#8 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29426819/microsoft-to-soon-announce-self-publishing-for-xbox-one

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#9 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
Well there you go, wasn't long before Microsoft suddenly cared about Indies. Now suddenly lems will care as well. The circle is complete.
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#10 Posted by lundy86_4 (48661 posts) -

another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82
\You assume that it won't entice  new  indie developers, as well as existing ones.

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#11 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -
Another great move.
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#12 Posted by timbers_WSU (6076 posts) -
At least post the full story TC.

MS confirms indie program for XB1, was a big GamesCom surprise, angry at GI for leak.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/455...elf-publishing

Microsoft has confirmed its plans to have an indie games service, adding that additional details would be coming at Gamescom in August.

"Our vision is that every person can be a creator," Marc Whitten, corporate vice president at Xbox said in a statement. "That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We'll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August."

The original leak this morning by Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...n-process.aspx


This was supposed to be a big GamesCom reveal, according to Patrick Klepek before it leaked on GI.com.




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#13 Posted by RR360DD (13697 posts) -

Does PS4 let you develop games on it? :cool:

If the XBL store becomes as bad as the XBL Indie store then I give up

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#14 Posted by legalize82 (2293 posts) -

[QUOTE="legalize82"]another 180 little too late devs already gone lundy86_4

\You assume that it won't entice  new  indie developers, as well as existing ones.

Once u set the tune you can whistle all day long but the damage is done MS is a greedy empire this is just trying to save the self image
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#15 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (480 posts) -

MS is learning their lesson more and more as time goes by.

 

Good job MS. I hope you don't disappoint us.

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#16 Posted by Basinboy (13197 posts) -

Goodie.  Now drop the Kinect and we can all have identical gimped PCs with our favorite brands stamped on the front.

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#17 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (480 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

[QUOTE="legalize82"]another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82

\You assume that it won't entice  new  indie developers, as well as existing ones.

Once u set the tune you can whistle all day long but the damage is done MS is a greedy empire

 

All corporations are greedy. MS is just not good at hiding it.

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#18 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -



"Our vision is that every person can be a creator," Marc Whitten, corporate vice president at Xbox said in a statement. "That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements.

timbers_WSU

Such PR bullshit. "Our Vision" BOLLOCKS, then why the arbitrary rule against self-publishing on 360? Stonewalling willing developers and depriving their fanbase of potentially great titles, just because the indie team wasn't attached to some big swinging dick in the industry...

Good that they reversed it, but I think that's down to new management. With the rise of the internet, information spreads faster and it's a much more efficient platform for people to voice their displeasure. I think MS knows the power behind it, and how negativity on the Net could legitimately hurt their sales, and is quickly and hastily doing everything they can to regain some of the fans they lost at the initial reveal.

They're definitely a few steps behind Sony at this point

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#19 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -

Does PS4 let you develop games on it? :cool:

RR360DD
Yes, yes it does. :cool:
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#20 Posted by lundy86_4 (48661 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

[QUOTE="legalize82"]another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82

\You assume that it won't entice  new  indie developers, as well as existing ones.

Once u set the tune you can whistle all day long but the damage is done MS is a greedy empire this is just trying to save the self image

100% incorrect. So long as the infrastructure is in place, and the contracts are 100% viable, it could  absolutely  entice new, and old, developers. Stop being such a dipshit.

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#21 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

Goodie.  Now drop the Kinect and we can all have identical gimped PCs with our favorite brands stamped on the front.

Basinboy

lol, truth.

This is why I'm glad they're boxing Kinect with every console.

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#22 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -
another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82
M$ playing catch-up

Xbots going crazy about this, meanwhile it should have been confirmed since the reveal.

lilnazar
remember RR360DD bashing the PS4 calling it the indie-box, PS4 has no games and SONY can only afford indies. Look at him now....
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#23 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
It was a necessary move, no matter what RR360DD says. Indie Games like Minecraft, Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead, and Day Z have taken the gaming world by storm. MS can't miss out on this opportunity. But too bad it won't be in until 2014.
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#24 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

MS is learning their lesson more and more as time goes by.

 

Good job MS. I hope you don't disappoint us.

EYE-OF-HORUS999
More like, SONY smacking sense into them.
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#25 Posted by Frostbite24 (4538 posts) -

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

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#26 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
[QUOTE="RR360DD"]

Does PS4 let you develop games on it? :cool:

JohnF111
Yes, yes it does. :cool:

Sony's even sending systems to universities for game development programs. Now that's a very smart move.
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#27 Posted by lilnazar (1923 posts) -
[QUOTE="legalize82"]another 180 little too late devs already gone Nengo_Flow
M$ playing catch-up

Xbots going crazy about this, meanwhile it should have been confirmed since the reveal.

lilnazar
remember RR360DD bashing the PS4 calling it the indie-box, PS4 has no games and SONY can only afford indies. Look at him now....

RR360DD can't hear us. His ears are blocked with money from M$. They should hire him full time. Because he is good at xbotting.
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#28 Posted by RR360DD (13697 posts) -

[QUOTE="legalize82"]another 180 little too late devs already gone Nengo_Flow
M$ playing catch-up

Xbots going crazy about this, meanwhile it should have been confirmed since the reveal.

lilnazar

remember RR360DD bashing the PS4 calling it the indie-box, PS4 has no games and SONY can only afford indies. Look at him now....

So the PS4 just gets indies .... While the XOne gets indies too (for the whiners) AND the blockbusters :cool:

Enjoy your indiestation 4

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#29 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

Frostbite24

Listening to feedback is a bad thing, don't you know?

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#30 Posted by legalize82 (2293 posts) -

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

Frostbite24
lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gear
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#31 Posted by wolverine4262 (20831 posts) -
good thing... Still feels like MS is polishing a turd
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#32 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="Frostbite24"]

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

legalize82

lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gear

In actual fact, Sony's done pretty much f*ck all in terms of announcements since E3, whereas MS have come out numerous times with generally good news.

So they've not moved into a higher gear, they've sat idle since early June. They only seem great in comparison because the Xbone looked pretty terrible initially.

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#33 Posted by lundy86_4 (48661 posts) -

lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gearlegalize82

Feedback plays an integral role, in designing a product. Hence why focus groups, are such a huge part of designing and marketing a product. Damn, you are such a dipshit, sunshine.

What do you think the PS3 was to Sony? They botched a shitload, and fixed a shitton of it for the PS4.

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#34 Posted by RR360DD (13697 posts) -

It was a necessary move, no matter what RR360DD says. Indie Games like Minecraft, Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead, and Day Z have taken the gaming world by storm. MS can't miss out on this opportunity. But too bad it won't be in until 2014.TheDidact

Notice how all those games (except day z) are still on Xbox? In fact XOne gets Minecraft, PS4 doesn't (even though Sony sent notch a gold playstation, still got rejected lmao but thats another story).

What I was saying was that if a game does become successful like micecraft (which lets be honest is rare, a lot of indies are total garbage) then chances are it'll get swooped up by a publisher, at least so that it can be put on XBox (like MS has done with numerous indie titles, Minecraft included). Which is why I didn't think them blocking self published indies was a big deal at all.

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#35 Posted by legalize82 (2293 posts) -

[QUOTE="legalize82"][QUOTE="Frostbite24"]

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

balfe1990

lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gear

In actual fact, Sony's done pretty much f*ck all in terms of announcements since E3, whereas MS have come out numerous times with generally good news.

So they've not moved into a higher gear, they've sat idle since early June. They only seem great in comparison because the Xbone looked pretty terrible initially.

so what did sony **** up after e3 ?
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#36 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

[QUOTE="Frostbite24"]

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

legalize82

lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gear

The hell do you want them to do then?

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#37 Posted by TheOwnerOner (2921 posts) -
another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82
Money should fix that problem.
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#38 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30972 posts) -

About time; Sony and Nintendo have been allowing Indies to self publish on PSN and Nintendo eShop since those systems were announced.

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#39 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (11108 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

[QUOTE="legalize82"]another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82

\You assume that it won't entice  new  indie developers, as well as existing ones.

Once u set the tune you can whistle all day long but the damage is done MS is a greedy empire this is just trying to save the self image

QFT. They have reversed everything and they are still stuck with a $500 NSA box that is 50% weaker than PS4. 

Sony got everything right on the first try and have created the perfect console.

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#40 Posted by freedomfreak (49895 posts) -
"omg ms liek srsly waht's up wiht ther polisies?!!' Microsoft changes policy. "lol ms bakpedling lmao!" At this point the stupidity shouldn't amaze me, but here we are.
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#41 Posted by bodde1972 (117 posts) -

Dev kit functionality will come later down the line. 

Rumour has it that it will only be able to use  the Win8 3GB RAM partition 

Its when MS starts to clarify their statements it all starts to fall appart

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#42 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="legalize82"] lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gearlegalize82

In actual fact, Sony's done pretty much f*ck all in terms of announcements since E3, whereas MS have come out numerous times with generally good news.

So they've not moved into a higher gear, they've sat idle since early June. They only seem great in comparison because the Xbone looked pretty terrible initially.

so what did sony **** up after e3 ?

I think you misread his post, he means Sony has done nothing. Literally nothing, a few little pieces here and there but the sheer negative feedback of the Xbox One has propelled Sony up and away with no effort on their part, either incredibly lucky and fortunate or very smart and cost-free. Either way Microsoft have now moved mountains to make Xbox One much more appealing in comparison and still have only managed to come up to par.
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#43 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nengo_Flow"][QUOTE="legalize82"] M$ playing catch-up [QUOTE="lilnazar"]

Xbots going crazy about this, meanwhile it should have been confirmed since the reveal.

RR360DD

remember RR360DD bashing the PS4 calling it the indie-box, PS4 has no games and SONY can only afford indies. Look at him now....

So the PS4 just gets indies .... While the XOne gets indies too (for the whiners) AND the blockbusters :cool:

Enjoy your indiestation 4

^^^^ do you guys see what im saying? Have you seeing a pathetic like this one? Even Loosingends ended up going straight after years of trolling, but this guy just... I dont even...
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#44 Posted by legalize82 (2293 posts) -

[QUOTE="legalize82"][QUOTE="Frostbite24"]

So the console kiddies go, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey no have self-publishing derp."

 

MS changes stance after listening to feedback, "Look look, Xbox so lame durrr, dey keep changing, dey no have backbone derp.

rjdofu

lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gear

The hell do you want them to do then?

do it good at first maybe ? all those 180s make them look stupid as if they dont have a clue about what they are doing.. MS = clueless they try to fix when sony goes in a higher gear
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#45 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="legalize82"] lol if they need feedback for this that is pretty sad more like catch up race after all those **** ups.. meanwhile sony just went into a higher gearlegalize82

In actual fact, Sony's done pretty much f*ck all in terms of announcements since E3, whereas MS have come out numerous times with generally good news.

So they've not moved into a higher gear, they've sat idle since early June. They only seem great in comparison because the Xbone looked pretty terrible initially.

so what did sony **** up after e3 ?

Have another go at reading.

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#46 Posted by Kaz_Son (1389 posts) -
another 180 little too late devs already gone legalize82
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#47 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -
Lol at the lems who were defending MS being against this originally.
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#48 Posted by legalize82 (2293 posts) -
[QUOTE="legalize82"][QUOTE="balfe1990"]

In actual fact, Sony's done pretty much f*ck all in terms of announcements since E3, whereas MS have come out numerous times with generally good news.

So they've not moved into a higher gear, they've sat idle since early June. They only seem great in comparison because the Xbone looked pretty terrible initially.

JohnF111
so what did sony **** up after e3 ?

I think you misread his post, he means Sony has done nothing. Literally nothing, a few little pieces here and there but the sheer negative feedback of the Xbox One has propelled Sony up and away with no effort on their part, either incredibly lucky and fortunate or very smart and cost-free. Either way Microsoft have now moved mountains to make Xbox One much more appealing in comparison and still have only managed to come up to par.

free advertisementt why not use it ?
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#49 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

sony goes in a higher gear legalize82

Please, expand on this. I'm really quite curious as to what you're on about.

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#50 Posted by Kaz_Son (1389 posts) -
All of a sudden lems will start to proclaim their love for Indie games.