8. Indie & Arcade development
Over the years, we’ve seen a growing presence from the indie scene on just about every platform. Titles like Minecraft, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1, and other games have sold incredible amounts since Microsoft gave them proper real estate within the Xbox Live Marketplace. Indies suffered for awhile as Microsoft literally hid them from the marketplace, but a passionate community has helped bring solid sales numbers and put pressure on Microsoft to provide easier access to indies. The ability for indie developers to have their content approved on Xbox Live and deliver patches will be crucial for new & intriguing experiences to hit the console.