The indie-friendly development platform has come to Xbox One, and should offer increased opportunities for developers to bring their games to Microsoft’s new console. 

Last year, Microsoft discussed its Xbox One partnership with Unity, saying that ID@Xbox developers would be able to use Unity to publish games on the Xbox One free of charge. That day has now come, with the release of Unity 4.3 for Xbox One.  The availability of Unity extends to all developers who have an Xbox One development kit.

Several upcoming indie games are already headed toward release on Xbox One, including Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Cuphead, and Ori and the Blind Forest. 


Our Take
This is great news for developers interested in releasing their games on Microsoft platforms. Unity has been praised for its flexibility and power, and free access to the development tools could make a big difference to teams working on small budgets.