Today, Xbox is kicking off a celebration for the anniversary of its [email protected] indie program. After nine years of operation, Xbox is looking towards the future to do even more. Announcing the celebration on the Xbox Wire, they looked towards the future with the program and Xbox Game Pass.
Bringing players to independent developers with [email protected]
Since [email protected] began, the program has brought independent developers billions of dollars in royalties. This is along with the doubling of the revenue generated by [email protected] partners. Xbox is also celebrating the other partnerships with their other programs.
“Since the program’s inception, independent developers have earned more than $2.5 billion in royalties, and total revenue generated by [email protected] partners on Xbox almost doubled over the last three years.”
Partnering with Xbox Game Pass has brought developers of various sizes, from start-up, single-person studios to veteran indies that already have successful games out there. In addition, bringing games like WrestleQuest, Escape Academy, or Tunic Xbox is looking to invest even more into the program.
Bringing more tools for developers to use
Microsoft has introduced [email protected], “A new program that was born out of feedback from developers.”
Led by former [email protected] team member Nick Ferguson is built to support developers of multiple platforms from iOS, Android, Switch, PlayStation, PC, and Xbox, of course. In addition, the [email protected] service offers multiplayer services, including networking, voice & chat, and matchmaking. This comes along with developer support to help build their games further.
With the [email protected] celebration, Xbox is looking to build even further with their [email protected] program. There will be even more great independent games to come from the program. For Developers who are interested in the program, they can check it out at the Azure website.
For players, with this ninth-anniversary announcement, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see more release announcements or deals come about. If you are looking to check out the [email protected] releases, check out the [email protected] website. Players can also find these independent games on Xbox Game Pass on the Xbox Game Pass website.