GameInformer are reporting that Microsoft is about to make yet another massive U-turn, this time to lure back indie developers.
The rumour is that Microsoft are to drop the requirement for Xbox 360 and Xbox One games to have a publisher, allowing independent studios to publish games themselves.
Developers will be able to set their own release dates and pricing and games will go through a radically overhauled certification process that will take just fourteen days.
GI say the new process will no longer involve “extensive code checking” and instead will focus on “terms of service violations and significant bugs”. While this does mean a game may ship with more glitches, Microsoft are no longer charging for patches so in theory bugs should be fixed quickly.
Hopefully Microsoft will make an official announcement soon.