According to an update in a newsletter from The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios, video game developers will be able to self-publish their Xbox Live arcade games on the Xbox 360 starting in August. This comes just days after Microsoft’s announcement that it would allow developers to self-publish on the Xbox One.
“Microsoft has just announced that indie developers (like FarSight) can now self-publish on Xbox Live Arcade instead of being required to find publishers for their games,” the update reads, in part. “This means we can bring The Pinball Arcade back to the 360 ourselves, and also opens the door to an Xbox One version of The Pinball Arcade in the future!”
In 2012, The Pinball Arcade‘s original publisher Crave Entertainment filed for bankruptcy resulting in the game being pulled from the Xbox Live Arcade when Microsoft revoked its publishing license. FarSight claims the new self-publishing program will begin in August, which is also when Microsoft said it will further detail its self-publishing plans.
Polygon has confirmed with FarSight that the details in its newsletter are accurate.