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Microsoft publisher policy preventing Warframe from being Xbox One title
Posted: 23.07.2013 06:11 by 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
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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 23, 2013
nocutius
If Apple can manage to censor millions of apps in their store then MS should be able to regulate thousands of games in the Xbox store. Sure, it gives them a bit more work but on the other hand they'll remain a relevant gaming system, no support for indies makes for a vastly crippled ecosystem.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 23, 2013
danfreeman
HA,suck it M$,you truly are morons for not removing that bs policy,there are tons of indie games that make lots of money and you will never get a cut from that because of your stupidity.