The Xbox Live Indie Games platform will be closing down permanently towards the end of 2017.
As reported by Gamasutra, it has been made clear that Microsoft is starting to begin the process of ending the service. Microsoft revealed the news in an email to the Indie Games developers, which has been publically posted on the Xbox forums.
From the 9th of September 2015, annual membership subscriptions can no longer be purchased. Members will be able to publish games onto the marketplace up until 9 September 2016. By September 2017, the service will close completely.
The Xbox Live Indie game marketplace allowed people to design, develop and sell their very own games on Xbox Live. Since its announcement in 2006, many popular games have been released, such as I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1, 3D Avatar Golf and The Impossible Game.
Microsoft’s next generation of self-published games, ID@Xbox, is accepting applications for gamers to produce and sell indie games on the Xbox One and PC.
Customer support for XBLIG developers will be available until the end of 2017.Related Topics: Microsoft, Xbox Live Indie Games