Lately, indies have been flocking to the Sony camp, with Sony actively courting the devs through Shahid Ahmad and his team's personal, lets-sit-down-and-talk approach to business relations. Indies were, once upon a time (and as recently as last year) the best thing about Microsoft's box, so it's no surprise the giant is also backing right off their anti-indie strategy that demanded all games coming to the Xbox One be backed by a publisher.
Game Informer's got the (unconfirmed) scoop. Breaks down like this:
- Indies can self-publish.
- They're shooting for an apple-like two-week certification turnaround.
- "Instead of extensive code checking, the company will be looking for terms of service violations and significant bugs."
- Also rumored is that each Xbox One can simply be turned in to a dev unit, if authorized by MS.
So put up your indie dukes, Sony - it's on!