Rumor: Microsoft to allow self-publishing for ‘small’ indies

New policy said to separate smaller and larger indie devs.

Microsoft is currently in discussions with a small, unspecified European developer about self-publishing on Xbox One, Gamereactor reports.

Specifically, the developer, which has “a long and proven track record,” is in talks about a policy that would differentiate between tiny development efforts and “more complete” independent studios.

Publishing restrictions on the latter are intended to prevent the market being flooded with software.

That same developer, according to the site, is also in discussion about cutting the cost of Xbox One development kits – which are currently $10,000 – for “select” indie developers.

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