Former Xbox Live Arcade director and current head of ID@Xbox Chris Charla said he and Microsoft are “super-excited” to see what independent developers bring to the table in terms of the Xbox One, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
“We’re super-excited to see what the developers bring,” Charla said. “One thing I can say, having worked with indie developers for three years at Microsoft Studios, and having worked as an independent myself for 10 years before that, is that we can guarantee that we’ll see things that we can’t conceive of right now.”
Charla said he’s pumped to see how indie developers use the Xbox One tech in different ways than larger studios do, like the controller triggers for example.
“I think there are things we think are going to be used one way –– like, the triggers make gas pedals feel amazing in Forza –– but I just know there’s an indie out there that’s going to see that technology and come up with a totally different way of looking at it, and all of a sudden there’s going to be a completely different kind of game,” Charla said.
Charla said the prospect of indie developers getting their hands on the Xbox One tech gives him “goosebumps” just thinking about it, and he thinks gamers will see some “amazing stuff.”
With Microsoft’s ambition to constantly improve the Xbox One through the cloud over time, Charla said from gamers to developers, the entire industry should be excited.
“I’m super-excited about that, and I think players should be super-excited about that. This is something for the entire industry to be excited about,” Charla said. “Offering this additional way onto the platform is going to result in a ton more great content for players, and what developers do with Kinect is going to be fascinating.”