Indie Developers React to Xbox One Jon Jamrog May 21, 2013 Features Xbox One is very real and it’s coming sometime later this year. While it’s usually popular opinion to be overly critical when it comes to news in the games industry, it’s fairly easy to identify with the common basic desire gamers have when it comes to new hardware. We want something powerful, beautiful and fast. A system with exclusive features or games that have never been seen before. But what about the people behind the scenes, the ones crafting these experiences? What do they want? Were their needs or expectations met? What does the indie development community think about the Xbox One reveal? there was absolutely nothing relevant to me in that presser. nothing about digital distribution or indies. nothing at all. — PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) May 21, 2013 Nothing there for me to get too hyped about, but like all consoles, it’ll be defined by the games. Roll on E3 🙂 — Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) May 21, 2013 I wanted a game console, not a voice and gesture based tv remote box. :/ — Markus Persson (@notch) May 21, 2013 So I think this Xbox reveal proves what I’ve thought for a while now: Gamers like me aren’t the gamers that drive console sales. — Tommy Refenes (@TommyRefenes) May 21, 2013 Microsoft emphasized that more exclusive content is in the works than ever before and has promised a bounty of game announcements come E3, but for those interested in personally developing on the new system there seems to little attention on indies so far. With E3 just a few short weeks away, we wont have to wait long to know where Microsoft and the indie community officially stand.