Xbox has paid out $1.2 billion to independent developers this generation

ID@Xbox boss Chris Charla says program offers great commercial and artist opportunities

Independent developers have been paid a total of $1.2 billion since the ID@Xbox initiative launched five years ago.

The figure was revealed to Kotaku Australia in an interview with the program's leader Chris Charla, who talked up the financial benefits for indie developers.

"We've paid more than $1.2 billion to independent developers this generation for games that have come through the ID program," he said. "There's great commercial opportunity. There's great artist opportunity."

Naturally, Charla did not offer specific details as to how much each studio has earned.

It's worth nothing this figure will be split between more than 1,000 games -- Charla revealed the ID@Xbox had reached this milestone back in October 2018.

ID@Xbox was launched in 2014 to help independent developers bring their games to the Xbox platform. Charla told the scheme had generated more than $1 billion in revenue back in July 2018.

More stories

Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play

Microsoft confirms that Halo's most popular mode won't even require Game Pass to play

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft stealthily drops Xbox from Game Pass branding

Official social media accounts claim to be "trying out a new look" as Xbox name disappears from subscription service logo

By Matthew Handrahan

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.