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June 19 [Wed], 2013, 17:34
Microsoft Xbox One Indie Games Policy CriticismIn addition tosurrounding the , were now hearing grumblings from independent developers who are unhappy thatis telling them that they need to have a publisher to sell their games on the Xbox One marketplace. Eurogamerlast week talked withLorne Lanning, the head of independent game developerOddworld Inhabitants, who said that Microsofts new restrictions on independent studios mean that his company wont release any new games for the Xbox One or the Xbox 360.

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Why do we need a publisher when we self-finance our games, we build our own IP, we manage our own IP and weve turned nearly two million units online as indie publishers sold not free downloads? Lanning asked rhetorically, while noting that . I believe, because there are so many seasoned, long-term game builders involved with the new PlayStation, they recognise the real innovations are going to come out of this space where people have the freedom and the insanity to try crazy new stuff.

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