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.

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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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