Microsoft lifts veil on Xbox One's self-publishing program

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fireside 141 Aug 20, 2013 at 22:51 xbox indie

Discuss link: Microsoft lifts veil on Xbox One's self-publishing program (www.gamasutra.com)

Looks pretty good to me, although qualification may be hard to get at first unless you have a proven track record.

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TheNut 179 Aug 21, 2013 at 13:45

Microsoft said there are no application fees, no certification fees and no title update fees.

I wonder if that’s just a temp thing or permanent. They still charge an annual fee for publishing on the Windows Store. It would be nice if they removed that altogether as it’s nothing more than a cash grab. Especially considering their “industry standard” percentage share is already ridiculously above the breakeven point for providing the service.

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fireside 141 Aug 21, 2013 at 19:17

I agree. It is an industry standard, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a rip off. We certainly don’t need anything else tagged on to it.