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#1 Showan

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 21:42

Looks like Microsoft has allowed Self Publsing on the Xbox One.
I personally do NOT want Xbox Live looking like a junkyard (one of the things I liked about the PS3)..
What's your thoughts on the matter

http://news.cnet.com...xbox-one-games/


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:02

It's finally good to see them announcing plans firmly. I'm personally really excited about using a retail X1 as a dev kit, I can't wait to try and whip something up on there.

 

EDIT: If Indie's can use the 'cloud' in their games free of charge then, mind completely blown. That's asking for a metric ton though.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:37

I want to see what this means, I guess we will find out more in late August.  As it sounds now this is a great step and I am excited about it.

 

I would like to see Microsoft make it free, but I doubt they could do that.

 

In the meantime there is going to be an Interview with Mark Whitten next week on Major Nelson's Podcast and he is going to talk a little about this, but probably won't say the big things as we will need to wait until GamesCom.

 

I knew Microsoft was going to do something like this because of what was mentioned by someone at Lionhead Studios, but AudioBoxer and ThelegendofMart wouldn't stop with their fanboy dreams and understand that Microsoft isn't reveling everything on May 21st, and E3, there is still a lot more to come before the launch in November. 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:59

I'm disappointed, no-one has found a negative spin on this yet! I'll check back in a few hours when someone will find a way of saying MS has done SOMETHING wrong with this.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:16

Xbox One should permit this as it only generates them money. As for a pile of useless games to wade through, leave the search able to find all titles. The top menus on the console are 'best matched' based on what the cloud determined you & your XBL buddies like for game types/styles.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:32

I'm disappointed, no-one has found a negative spin on this yet! I'll check back in a few hours when someone will find a way of saying MS has done SOMETHING wrong with this.

 

The only thing negative sounding is that people think this is another 180 like the DRM stuff when it's not.  They never gave us details about the XB1 store till now, though they dropped lots of hints at E3 and at BUILD.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:52

Looks like Microsoft has allowed Self Publsing on the Xbox One.
I personally do NOT want Xbox Live looking like a junkyard (one of the things I liked about the PS3)..
What's your thoughts on the matter

http://news.cnet.com...xbox-one-games/

 

I think they should charge a substantial amount($500?) instead of the usual $99 to discourage junk.

 

I'm disappointed, no-one has found a negative spin on this yet! I'll check back in a few hours when someone will find a way of saying MS has done SOMETHING wrong with this.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 13:18

I personally would rather have the ability to find a gem in a self-published title and deal with the clutter rather than not have any at all.

 

Its a good move by Microsoft and I'm hoping the studio behind OddWorld bring it over now :)



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 13:20

To the OP, Microsoft have said these self-published games will be in their own category 'Indies' so no extra clutter of useless games if you don't go in that category.

I personally would rather have the ability to find a gem in a self-published title and deal with the clutter rather than not have any at all.

 

Its a good move by Microsoft and I'm hoping the studio behind OddWorld bring it over now :)

Have they really? Stop trying to create a negative spin. You haven't read anything.
 

"My goal is for it to just show up in the marketplace," he told us. "Of course there will be different pivots inside of that. There will be everything from what are we curating, kind of like spotlight content, to the normal discoverability stuff like recommendations, what's trending, what's got a lot of engagement on the platform. And you'd be able to find that content in any of those. There wouldn't be any difference based on what type of game it was. Then of course there will be other type of pivots where you can go and look at whether its a genre of game or any other. But you shouldn't think of it as there's an indie area and a non-indie area."



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 13:28

To the OP, Microsoft have said these self-published games will be in their own category 'Indies' so no extra clutter of useless games if you don't go in that category.

I personally would rather have the ability to find a gem in a self-published title and deal with the clutter rather than not have any at all.

 

Its a good move by Microsoft and I'm hoping the studio behind OddWorld bring it over now :)

 

No, they said the opposite of that but don't let facts get in the way of your expert commentary.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 13:30

How was my post negative? I'm supportive of this decision to allow self-publishing.

 

Also they haven't said much really, this is the only official statement I've seen. If you have others feel free to post.

 

Microsoft's VP of Xbox Marc Whitten said:

 

"Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We'll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August."



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 14:14

Phil Spencer kinda eased my fears on navigating the JUNK...

 

can we embed Tweets?
well I copied and pasted it...
 

@ShowanW @Polygon @MikeMcWhertor We are committed to creating a search tools and marketplace pivots to allow you to find games you'll like.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 14:20

diezel78 (Xbox 360 tag)

showeezee (PSN tag)...

 

Just in case anyone is interested... (though nobody cares)

This also includes all my "debate enemies"....

 

I will more than likely be the weakest link on any team... 



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 14:59

Oooh, they finally found a good use for the pivot data sortign they showed off way back with .net or something :)



#15 Andre S.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 15:02

That was the only logical thing for them to do.