The lights are on
In December, Microsoft revealed a partial list of the developers signed onto the ID@Xbox independent publishing program. Today, a long list of additional studios has been made available.
Among the list of 65 studios (selected from over 200 ID@Xbox participants) are Compulsion Games (Contrast), Mediatonic (Foul Play), Neocore Games (The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing), Playdead (Limbo), and Warhorse Studios (Kingdom Come: Deliverance). Two of the first ID@Xbox games were recently revealed to be Nutjitsu from Ninjabee and Worms Battlegrounds from Team17.
You can check out the full list here. For more on ID@Xbox, you can read our recent coverage and watch a video interview with program leader Chris Charla.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
Our TakeThis is an extensive list, but I’d like to know more about the games on the near horizon. Sony’s indie machine is well-oiled, and while I expect that things will even out a bit down the road, Microsoft needs some indies to get their games out there soon.