Indie Studios including Crytek and Double Fine join ID@Xbox to bring their games to Xbox One

The first wave of studios signing up to ID@Xbox, Microsoft’s indie development and publishing platform, has begun with many well known studios interested in bringing their games to Xbox One, including the likes of Crytek, Double Fine and Vlambeer.

Director of ID@Xbox, Chris Charla, stated that developers from around the world in over 50 different countries have signed up to the program to develop and publish their titles for Xbox One. The first games to be released from these studios will be available in early 2014, with Divekick, Hook and Shoot Many Robots all confirmed for the console.

“We’ve had thousands of developers express interest in ID@Xbox and we continue to make some big strides to lower the barriers for independent developers to self-publish on Xbox One,” Charla Stated. “Unity will be free to Xbox One developers, we’re continuing to hold developer events (ID@London is next week) and we’re also working behind the scenes to set up the system that will enable any retail Xbox One to serve as a dev kit.”

“We’ve shipped dev kits to more than 50 studios and, as we said at gamescom, this first wave of developers is just the start. We want to make Xbox One a great platform for developers of all scales and sizes for years to come. We’ve been amazed at the response from developers to ID@Xbox, and we really appreciate their patience as we ramp up the programme.”

A list of developers who are bringing their games to Xbox One thanks to ID@Xbox was also released. See below what studios have signed up.

  • Behaviour Interactive
  • Bongfish
  • Born Ready
  • Capy
  • Comcept
  • Crytek
  • Definition 6
  • Double Fine
  • Drinkbox
  • Gaijin Games
  • Happion Labs
  • Hidden Path Entertainment
  • High Voltage Software
  • Inis
  • Iron Galaxy
  • The Men Who Wear Many Hats
  • Nicalis
  • Ninja Bee
  • The Odd Gentlemen
  • Other Ocean
  • Panic Button
  • Slightly Mad Studio
  • Team 17
  • Team Colorblind
  • Vlambeer
  • Way Forward
  • Zeboyd Games
  • Zen Studios

Charla said that the above list is “far from comprehensive,” as more studios will be announced in the future, with the ID@Xbox program due to launch early next year.

“We’re working closely with developers to bring a wide selection of innovative titles to Xbox One and look forward to sharing more soon.”