First Xbox One indie titles due Q1 2014

ID@Xbox titles in development for release early next year

The first indie Xbox One titles to come from Microsoft's ID@Xbox program will arrive in Q1 2014.

That's according to ID@Xbox director Chris Charla, who told Edge that the first games are still in development for the new console.

"I think it will be early in the New Year, in the first three months," said the exec on the arrival of the first Xbox One indie games. "I would say closer to the third month. In terms of how many games there will be, it's hard to say, because they're still in development."


Charla added, "Some developers started developing for Xbox One, others already had games in development and are working on Xbox One versions. I would say they're at all stages of development, honestly."

Announced at Gamescom earlier this year, ID@Xbox will allow independent developers to self-publish on Xbox One without fees. Registered users will not be required to pay certification or title update fees, though currently developers "with a proven track record" are being prioritised for registration.

Microsoft has named Crytek, Vlambeer and Double Fine among the first studios to sign up for the ID@Xbox program. Keiji Inafune's studio Comcept (developing Mighty No. 9, pictured above) and Bit. Trip developer Gaijin Games are also named in a list of more than 30 Xbox One indie developers announced.