Microsoft Announces 25 New Indie Games For Xbox One
It almost seems like everyone focuses on PS4’s incredible indie program and casts Microsoft’s one aside. Sure, they’re trying to force down some pretty weird legislation the throats of some developers, but that hasn’t stopped more than a few from announcing title for the Xbox One.
In fact, Microsoft announced 25 new titles that will be coming to the Xbox One through their indie program, ID@Xbox.
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Speaking at GDC, Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer revealed that over 250 developers had received development kits since the announcement of the program, and that even more title are currently in development for their console.
The only real del developers have to make with Microsoft at the moment is the promise that their games will not release on any other platforms before the Xbox One. Seemingly innocent, but something that Sony doesn’t enforce.
Spencer had this to say about Microsoft’s self-publishing program at GDC yesterday.
“Our goal has always been to make Xbox One the best place to play games, and that means having a diverse portfolio for gamers to choose from. We’ve worked closely with independent developers to bring their own brand of creativity and innovation to the platform and today is just the beginning.”
Following that, Microsoft released the full list of titles heading to the Xbox One soon. You can check out all 25 games below.
- “1001 Spikes” by Nicalis
- “Calibre 10 Racing Series” by Bongfish GmbH
- “CastleStorm” by Zen Studios
- “Chariot” by Frima
- “Chuck’s Challenge 3D” by Niffler
- “Contrast” by Compulsion Games
- “Divekick Addition Edition +” by Iron Galaxy Studios
- “Forced” by BetaDwarf ApS
- “FRU” by Through Games
- “Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition” by DrinkBox Studios
- “Gunscape” by Blowfish Studios
- “Habitat” by 4gency
- “Hyper Light Drifter” by Heart Machine
- “It Draws a Red Box” by Other Ocean
- “Nutjitsu” by NinjaBee
- “Pinball Arcade” by FarSight Studios
- “Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” by Toxic Games
- “Riptide GP2” by Vector Unit
- “Roundabout” by No Goblin
- “Sixty Second Shooter Prime” by Happion Laboratories
- “Spectra: 8bit Racing” by Gateway Interactive
- “Strike Suit Zero” by Born Ready Games
- “Super Time Force” by Capybara
- “The Last Tinker” by Mimimi Productions
- “Wulverblade” by Darkwind Media
Could indie really define the difference between the Xbox One and PS4? Maybe, and the amount of investment both companies are putting into self-publishing is pretty incredible.