With ID@Xbox, developers of any size will be able to self-publish their games on the Xbox One. It could be a great feature for the console, as Sony, Nintendo and the PC platform have already turned into good bastions for independent development. Today, Microsoft revealed a list of 33 developers who are officially a part of ID@Xbox.
One of the reasons I was excited to join Microsoft three years ago was because I wanted to see a console launch from the inside, and as a hardcore fan of video games, it was a pretty amazing thing to see happen! All of the launch events were spectacular, but what stuck with me the most was the afternoon when a huge number of Xbox staff crowded into the Lobby of Studio A to watch Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten put his badge on a card reader to officially sign off on the final Xbox One software update before launch. Seeing the faces of everyone who worked on Xbox One light up was amazing. Over the last year the team has been focused, direct, and driven. But after that check in, it was just an amazing transformation.