ID@Xbox: Microsoft inks 32 developers – includes Crytek, Zen Studios, Ninja Bee

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Microsoft has announced a list of developers which are part of Xbox One’s indie development program ID@Xbox.

The list below, which features 32 developers is just a small “sampling” but it gives an idea of what’s in store for the future.

  • Behaviour
  • Bongfish
  • Born Ready
  • Capybara
  • Comcept
  • Crytek
  • Definition 6
  • Double Eleven
  • Double Fine
  • Drinkbox
  • Gaijin Games
  • Half-Brick
  • Happion Labs
  • Hidden Path
  • High Voltage Software
  • Inis
  • Iron Galaxy
  • Jackbox Games
  • Nicalis
  • Ninja Bee
  • Other Ocean
  • Panic Button
  • Signal Studios
  • Slightly Mad Studios
  • Team 17
  • Team Colorblind
  • The Men Who Wear Many Hats
  • The Odd Gentlemen
  • Vlambeer
  • WayForward
  • Zeboyd Games
  • Zen Studios

One of the developers Zeboyd Games will release RPG Cosmic Star Heroine on Xbox One, as the firm confirmed to Eurogamer.

The turn-based sci-fi RPG was successfully Kickstarted last fall. It will release on the system after the game’s launch on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2014.

The first game to be released through the program will be Energy Hook from Happion Labs. The game was successful on Kickstarter back in June and will release on Xbox One and PC in early 2014.

Vlambeer, which is one of the developers on the list above, said it’s considering brining Nuclear Throne to Xbox One.

Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox said that dev kits have been shipped to more than 50 studios and this is just the start.

“We want to make Xbox One a great platform for developers of all scales and sizes for years to come,” he wrote on Xbox Wire.

“We’ve been amazed at the response from developers to ID@Xbox, and we really appreciate their patience as we ramp up the program.

“Best of all, the list above is far from comprehensive. It’s just a first selection of the hugely diverse complement of developers who are working on bringing games to Xbox One via ID@Xbox beginning 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.”

Let me know you thoughts on Microsoft having this program and what it means for the future of Xbox One in the comments section below.

 

 

Topics: Happion Labs, ID@Xbox, Microsoft, Video Games, Vlambeer, Xbox One, Zeboyd Games

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