Mojang’s Markus ‘Notch’ Persson thinks it’s a grand idea on Microsoft’s part to allow for Xbox One consoles to be turned into devkits.
Speaking with Edge Online, Persson said such a move will make it easier and cheaper on everyone involved.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea to have the actual box be the dev kits,” he said. “This makes it easier for both the developer and for Microsoft, and presumably they could make it a lot cheaper since they’d only sell unlock codes.
“I realize there are other factors at play here, though, like a perceived need to make sure only ‘legitimate’ developers get access to it, so a monetary barrier might still be in place.”
Other indie developers had a few things to say on the matter, and you can look over a few of those quotes here.
Xbox One is out in November.