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Warframe: Xbox One release depends on Microsoft’s indie policy

Monday, 22nd July 2013 12:38 GMT By Dave Cook

Warframe developer Digital Extremes has expressed interest in getting the free shooter on Xbox One. It all hinges on Microsoft’s indie publishing policy however.

In a statement sent to OXM, Digital Extremes’ vice-president of publishing Meridith Braun said, “We would love to see Warframe on Xbox One, the ball is in Microsoft’s court with regards to allowing titles on their system that come from an independent developer and not an established publisher.”

Last week, a Lionhead Studios employee said that Microsoft is passionate about indies and is gearing up to announce its strategy on the matter soon. Microsoft itself has remained silent regarding the issue.

Recently, Pat interviewed Oddworld co-creator Lorne Lanning, who has been trying to get Stanger’s Wrath HD on Xbox Live for some time now. He told us that Microsoft’s Xbox One team should be fired over its indie stance, suggesting the company no longer cares about small independent developers.

Also, I recently interviewed Digital Extremes about its work in getting Warframe PS4-ready. They said that Sony’s indie stance is democratic and accommodating to its needs. Check out the article here.

Would you like to see Warframe on Xbox One? What’s your take on Microsoft’s lack of communication over its indie strategy? Let us know below.

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8 Comments

  1. Ge0force

    If enough devs ignore the Xbox One, MS will change it’s policies sooner or later.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. merrc

    Another 180 from Microsoft? All they’re doing now is playing catch up. “Microsoft is passionate about indies.” What a load of shit.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. MCTJim

    @Dave, didnt they say like a month ago that they have changed their policies for self publish?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 Nope, only that updates are now free.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. redwood

    @1 thing is MS’s whole new store is setup to put the indies in the same corner as AAA’s .. with no special spotlight or reserved space for the indies. That is a serious problem for indies, because “app discovery” is something that really makes or breaks it for the indies. So in other words MS has a lot of 180′s and 90′s and 60′s to make in order to bring the indies on board,fairly.

    Self publishing is a great start but a store that is geared towards AAA’s is not a place where many Indies will be interested in posting their games.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. bamn66

    I hope they dont clutter x1 with shit indie games , there so horrible

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @6
    You could ignore them?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. polygem

    @6: actually that´s the only positive i can see about the x1. all those AAA big blockbuster pseudohardcore casual gamers play their dudebro shooting and sports games on that thing…less of those kids on the other platforms. thank you microsoft.

    #8 1 year ago

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