Neoseeker : News : Microsoft's Phil Harrison says no Xbox One indie games at launch, early 2014 "reasonable"
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Huntereb Sep 24, 13
No Minecraft yet guys.
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tekmosis Sep 24, 13
Mojang isn't "Indie" though. 4J Studios is working on the port to Xbone.
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Huntereb Sep 24, 13
quote tekmosis
Mojang isn't "Indie" though. 4J Studios is working on the port to Xbone.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. I wonder if, since these new consoles run x86, they can actually use the newest Java version as the engine for the XBone version. Then maybe they can actually get updates like the PC version? I know it would take a bit to port Java to an entirely different platform, but it's a lot easier than porting it to an outdated archetecture (XBox, PowerPC).

Why am I worrying about that? I'm not buying a crappy XBone!
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THM Sep 24, 13
XBone is going downhill.
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Huntereb Sep 24, 13
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XBone is going downhill.
What are you talking about? It's already at the bottom.
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Rayce Sep 24, 13
Oof, well I guess indie publishers will either have to develop through the New Years or crunch to try and get something out before. I guess this isn't such a bad thing though as I'll be occupied with some of the games I pick up at launch, and maybe after the holiday season I'll be able to invest in some newer games. I'll wait and see before I jump to conclusions because this eased stress could produce some cool games.
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DedValve Sep 25, 13
Considering how Microsoft has been treating indies and their policies (or lack thereof) I think indies will be taking their sweet time to show up on Xbone.

Worst case scenario is that we'll have another super meat boy in our hands except the reverse, where it's available on PS4/PC and can never show up on Xbone.

It makes zero sense for Microsoft to be so inept this generation when we already had huge successes like Minecraft and more recently State of Decay. Sony fostering indie games is brilliant, if the next game turns out to be a minecraft hit you can bet your ass that they will show preference to Valve and Sony first. Maybe even Nintendo afterwards and Xbox last lol.

Indies are also a good way to make sure gaming droughts never happen. In between those big AAA games you have gems like Don't Starve, Outlast, etc. to keep you plenty occupied for a much lower price (and in a lot of cases even more fun) than the average AAA games which usually come out at the beginning or end of a year.
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