|Microsoft publisher policy preventing Warframe from being Xbox One title|
|Posted: 23.07.2013 06:11 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 2|
Digital Extremes, which is best known for such games as Darkness 2 and Star Trek: The Videogame, would love to bring their microtransactions-based shooter Warframe to the Xbox One, but Microsoft's "must have publisher" policy is preventing that.
According to the studio's vice-president of publishing Meridith Braun, "We would love to see Warframe on Xbox One, the ball is in Microsoft's court with regards to allowing titles on their system that come from an independent developer and not an established publisher."
Microsoft had earlier defended its policy, with Phil Spencer stating, "We look at a curated ecosystem as important to us, so simply opening doors and saying that any form of content can show up on the Xbox? I don't know we're comfortable with that."
However, that policy may change. Lionhead's Gary Carr hinted, "I certainly know that Microsoft want to talk at future press events about their relationships with indies. I can't really talk about that, but they're very passionate about building a strong relationship with indie development - indie development is the future."
Warframe is confirmed as a PlayStation 4 title, in addition to being a PC game at the moment.
Source: OXM UK