Double Fine director says developers are turning their back on closed platforms
Microsoft must heed warning signs that independent developers are turning their back on Xbox Live Arcade in favour of more open platforms, Double Fine founder Tim Schafer has said.
Schafer told Industry Gamers that the results of a recent survey of some 100 indie games developers should not be overlooked.
Statistics from a developer questionnaire, published October last year, suggested that an increased number of game creators were turning away from XBLA in favour of other platforms such as PSN, iOS and Steam.
Schafer, who recently announced that his crowdsourced adventure game will be published on PC and mobiles only, said Microsoft shouldn’t ignore the data.
"I was hoping that would be a really, really eye-opening article for the console manufacturers and I feel like it's been totally dismissed,” he said.
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