Rumor: Microsoft to Allow Indies to Self Publish on the Xbox One - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 11 July 2013 / 5,734 Views
A developer, who wishes to remain anonymous, has told Gamereactor that Microsoft may be changing its publishing policies for the Xbox One. Right now a developer needs a publisher whether it is Microsoft or a third-party publisher in order to release a game on the Xbox One.
However, this policy could change for indie developers. The new policy would allow the small indie developers self publish their titles on the Xbox One, while the larger independent developers will still need a publisher. There will also be a selection process involved. Though, what it is is not known yet.
The developer is also talking with Microsoft about lowering the price of devkits for indie developers. Devkits currently cost $10,000, which is a lot for small developers.