Don’t expect a lot of indie games on the Xbox One until 2014. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison predicted that indie games wouldn’t be coming to the next-gen console through their newly announced publishing program until next year.
I don’t think we’re going to see things at launch. I don’t think it’s realistic to see a developer get the programme and build a game and get it into the market on November 22. It’s reasonable to expect in early 2014 we’ll start seeing the first games come through.
Phil Harrison reiterated that despite some policy reversals, Microsoft’s vision for the console hasn’t changed.