Microsoft signs up 65 new [email protected] developers


Microsoft has revealed a list of new developers signed on to the [email protected], indie development program for Xbox One.

The Behemoth (Castle Crashers), Playdead (Limbo), Ska Studios (Charlie Murder), Compulsion Games (Contrast), Mediatonic (Foul Play), Neocore Games (The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing), Playdead (Limbo), and Warhorse Studios (Kingdom Come: Deliverance) are among the 65 studios.

Last August, Microsoft detailed the [email protected] program, an initiative allowing qualified developers of any size to self-publish their games on Microsoft’s hardware using Xbox One as a development kit.

Later in December, Chris Charla, [email protected]’s Director, announced the first round of developers including Crytek (Ryse: Son of Rome), Comcept (Mighty No. 9), Double Fine (Broken Age) and Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing).

Charla, back with a new list of 65 developers, wrote on Xbox Wire, “This list is by no mean exhaustive – more than 200 developers are already creating games using dev kits provided by [email protected] right now – it’s just a sample of the many independent developers who will be bringing their games to Xbox One.”

Charla added “Honestly when I look at this list, all I can say is “wow.” It’s incredibly humbling to see so many fantastic studios there supporting Xbox One, from XBLIG and XBLA alumni like Ska Studios and Humble Hearts, to new studios like Glass Bottom Games and Heart Machine, and veterans including Robomodo, Zoë Mode and Playdead. We could not be more excited!”

Charla teased that the first [email protected] titles to launch are in the certification phase and are expected to be on display at the Game Developers Conference next month.

He also claimed that Microsoft is always in the lookout for new “ways to improve the creation process for our [email protected] partners with new processes and tools.”