Developers paid $1.2 billion so far from ID@Xbox

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What you need to know

  • ID@Xbox is a self-publishing program for smaller developers.
  • It has garnered a lot of praise in recent years from the gaming industry.
  • Xbox's Chris Charla says developers have been paid $1.2 billion so far for their games.

Microsoft really struggled to capture independent developers towards the beginning of the generation, but when the team established the ID@Xbox program, that all changed. Since then, the team led by Chris Charla has not only released countless games on Xbox One and Windows 10, but also made a lot of smaller creators very happy.

In an interview between GamesIndustry and the program's leader Charla, the latter revealed how much has been given to independent developers. He said the following.

We've paid more than $1.2 billion to independent developers this generation for games that have come through the ID program. There's great commercial opportunity. There's great artist opportunity.

It's great to see that the ID@Xbox program is doing so well. Hopefully, this success will transfer over to the next generation in Holiday 2020.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

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  • Dayum. Given Chris Charla said "this generation", I'm presuming he means xbox one as ID@Xbox was launched around August 2013 and Xbox One (OG) was on the market in November 2013. Hopefully, this means we will see alot more indie games for project scarlett too.