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Devs requesting Early Access for Xbox too

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Early Access programs have generally been exclusive to the Pc platform, but earlier this week, Geoff reported how Sony have been contemplating adding Early Access to the PS4. Apparently, ID@Xbox developers have been requesting the same, meaning Xbox could be implementing the program at some point too.

In an interview with Develop, Chris Charla, the director of ID@Xbox , spoke about how Early Access is now a talking point at Xbox too.

It’s something developers have been asking for, and we are listening really closely to developers, but I don’t have anything to announce on that right now.

As Geoff pointed out, for every great Early Access game, there are at least a dozen more that fail or just drop off the radar completely. Xbox would like to avoid the same sort of issues if they decide to launch any sort of program.

It’s a really interesting issue with digital marketplaces, and it’s something our store and marketplace team think about all the time. There’s a lot of heavy deep thinkers, experts, PhDs working on these problems at Xbox every day – not just for the Xbox store, but for Windows Store and Windows Phone. Our goal is to have a rational marketplace, where good games are visible and sell well.

It certainly is a problem for gamers. If you see a game that grabs your interest, how do you know that you are not potentially throwing money away because the developers are not equipped to see the project through to release or they run into some other problems along the way? It will be interesting to see just how the Playstation and Xbox manage Early Access, assuming they implement that sort of program in the near future.

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Last Updated: July 16, 2014

30 Comments

  1. It’s cute how Martha sources his images, where the rest of the team just take what they want πŸ˜›

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    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      July 16, 2014 at 07:50

      I think all articles images are source referenced now…

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      • Rince&pop

        July 16, 2014 at 07:51

        First time I noticed. Say much for the content of the article I suppose trololo πŸ˜‰

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        • Admiral Chief Fairburne

          July 16, 2014 at 07:57

          You just scroll to the bottom to troll eh?
          πŸ˜›

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          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 08:05

            Haha πŸ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief Fairburne

            July 16, 2014 at 08:06

            I’m not seeing a denial there….hehehe

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 16, 2014 at 08:08

            Didn’t you say that your sole purpose here was to troll?
            So do you do the same or do you actually read the article in order to get better troll bait?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 16, 2014 at 08:12

            That’s right – he did lol. Make a note on the calender. Trollception has occurred.

          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 08:24

            I actually did read the article πŸ˜› How else would I have seen ‘header source’ if I was just searching for you to shout at!?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 16, 2014 at 08:34

            Why are you telling me that? I wasn’t even talking (trolling) about you lol.

          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 08:35

            I just wanted some of your attention πŸ™

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 16, 2014 at 08:48

            Oh. YOU’RE A DICK! Happy?

          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 08:50

            YETH!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 16, 2014 at 08:50

            Mission accomplished!

          • Admiral Chief Fairburne

            July 16, 2014 at 08:35

            I read the article for spelling mistakes huehuehue

          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 08:35

            DIK!

    • hairyknees

      July 16, 2014 at 09:13

      I don’t want any surprise lawsuits πŸ˜›

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      • Rince&pop

        July 16, 2014 at 09:46

        How will you ever become boss then?! πŸ˜‰

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        • hairyknees

          July 16, 2014 at 10:16

          Lawsuits won’t help me get there, will they? πŸ˜›

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          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 10:32

            Ask Gavin? Tehehehe

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 16, 2014 at 07:54

    I’m trying very hard to hold back contemptuous laughter. Especially after that crack about “heavy deep thinkers, experts, PhDs”. 180 after 180 after 180 after 180 after 180 after 180.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      July 16, 2014 at 08:05

      Their just trying to stay in the air.
      http://i.minus.com/iEok8tJ6c8O2K.gif

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 16, 2014 at 08:07

        What happened there? Did they unleash the cloud power but it turned on them because they couldn’t control it?

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        • Kensei Seraph

          July 16, 2014 at 08:09

          They didn’t pull enough 180s fast enough to stay in the air.
          That and the pilot had no idea what he’s doing.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 16, 2014 at 08:11

            Of course he did. It’s something the crowd have been asking for, and they are listening really closely to the crowd.

          • Rince&pop

            July 16, 2014 at 09:47

            Thought you said ‘listening really closely to the cloud’ and it made sense πŸ˜‰

  3. Sith JJ

    July 16, 2014 at 08:04

    I think early access is going to get completely out of hand

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 16, 2014 at 08:14

      Especially once the big publishers try to get in on that action.

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      • Sith JJ

        July 16, 2014 at 08:18

        Agreed. It makes sense for the little guy that needs the funds to continue and there should be some kind of rules and conditions regarding being able to do early access. I can just see people like EA and Ubisoft going overboard with this

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      • Viking Of Science

        July 16, 2014 at 10:29

        But EA are already on the Early Access Bandwagon…. Battlefield 4 #NeverForget

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