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http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/27/microsoft-partners-with-unity-for-xbox-one-dev-tools

that's a pretty big action
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Unity Technologies offers a popular set of development tools, plus its Unity engine, in both free (non-commercial) and Pro versions. The "strategic partnership" will also offer free Unity-developed tools for Xbox One to any creator working with Microsoft Studios. According to Unity's David Helgason, the joint venture will create new opportunities for game development on the Xbox One.

"We want to provide the best engine in the world," said Helgason. "And an important dimension to that is opening up as many avenues as possible for our developer community to find success."
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I find it hard to take anything Lionhead says seriously.

Anyways, as the OP said, actions speak louder than words. Let's see that passion Microsoft. You don't exactly have the best track record of being good to indie developers.
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lionhead are dead to me since Milo + fable 3
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Of course they are passionate. That's their entire tech support staff!
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/27/microsoft-partners-with-unity-for-xbox-one-dev-tools

that's a pretty big action

 

You missed the part where you have to have a publisher to benefit from that, the publisher wall is what bothering people, MS has the habit of making walls and then try to lure everyone to the other side of it, being with candies or naked woman =P. Look at Live its the same thing.

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If they were so passionate the publisher req would be gone. Sorry but its like a person not being racist, only still going to kkk meetings. Sums up how i see it.
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I understand the whole thing about how XBLA was a house of failure, with 99% horrible games and no easy way to stand out. That's what they're trying to avoid with the publishers. But even if you like games like Bastion, Braid, Fez, and all the great things to come out of indie gaming, you kind of have to accept the bad - that for every great indie game, there are 999 horrible ones. Those 1,000 developers aren't even going to TRY if they need to have the support of a big name to get going. Many of those publishers don't even take on an indie developer until it's already had enormous success.

"Pixel-headed men running around a world of buildable cubes with no objective? But players will be confused! Players should never be confused! You're the 137th person to come into my office TODAY with such a horrible idea!"
(after 4,000,000 sales)
"We're eager to support your independent, grassroots development efforts!"
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Originally Posted by JadedPrimate View Post

All indie companies who would enjoy the chance to have EA's hand up your bottom, playing you like a handpuppet while at the same time squeezing the life out of you, this is your chance. Sign up now and you could end up like major AAA developers of yesteryear such as Westwood, Bullfrog and Mythic.

dont be hating on westwood, they brought monopoly to pc. i got that game out of a cereal box...oh the good days
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