Self-publishing confirmed for Xbox One

"Every person can be a creator," says Xbox corporate VP.

Following earlier reports, Microsoft has confirmed self-publishing for Xbox One.

“Our vision is that every person can be a creator,” said Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten. “That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We’ll have more details on the program and the timeline at Gamescom in August.”

Speaking with Polygon, Whitten added that self-publishing and Xbox One dev kit functionality won’t be available at launch, but will be added at a later date.

Gamescom runs from August 21 to 25.

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