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Microsoft’s Don Mattrick has promised that the company will support indie developers on Xbox One, following news that they will be forced to find a publisher if they wish to release games on the new console.

In a recent interview with Kotaku, Mattrick stated that “there’s no way we’re going to build a box that doesn’t support” indies. “We’re going to have an independent creator program,” he added. “We’re going to sponsor it. We’re going to give people tools. We’re going to give more information.”

“That is something we think–I think–is important. That’s how I started in the industry. There’s no way we’re going to build a box that doesn’t support that.”

Mattrick went on to point out the success of indie games on Xbox 360, “Indie creators exist right inside our ecosystem,” he said. “Probably the best example of a huge success is Minecraft. The work that Notch did [was] pretty amazing in the PC space. “We’re going to support those guys.”

Recently Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One users will be able to completely turn off the new Kinect, following concerns over privacy.

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Microsoft Promises to Support Indie Developers On Xbox One

By Matthew Bennett | 05/29/2013 05:53 AM PT

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Microsoft’s Don Mattrick has promised that the company will support indie developers on Xbox One, following news that they will be forced to find a publisher if they wish to release games on the new console.

In a recent interview with Kotaku, Mattrick stated that “there’s no way we’re going to build a box that doesn’t support” indies. “We’re going to have an independent creator program,” he added. “We’re going to sponsor it. We’re going to give people tools. We’re going to give more information.”

“That is something we think–I think–is important. That’s how I started in the industry. There’s no way we’re going to build a box that doesn’t support that.”

Mattrick went on to point out the success of indie games on Xbox 360, “Indie creators exist right inside our ecosystem,” he said. “Probably the best example of a huge success is Minecraft. The work that Notch did [was] pretty amazing in the PC space. “We’re going to support those guys.”

Recently Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One users will be able to completely turn off the new Kinect, following concerns over privacy.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89