Speaking with Kotaku, Microsoft’s head of Interactive Entertainment Don Mattrick has said that the Xbox One will support indie developers, contrary to the negative sentiment following the console’s debut back on the 21st on the subject.
“We’re going to have an independent creator program,” Mattrick said, in part. “We’re going to sponsor it. We’re going to give people tools.”
“That’s how I started in the industry”, he added. “There’s no way we’re going to build a box that doesn’t support that.”
Last week it was reported that on the Xbox One the Xbox Live Arcade and XBL Indie Games would not have specific channels, as all games would be unified under one tab. Matt Booty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms, said that indie developers will need to use a third-party publisher or get a publishing deal with Microsoft Game Studios. Because just like on the Xbox 360, indie titles will not be self-publishable.