The independent development scene is "crucial" to the future of gaming, according to Xbox maker Microsoft. Chris Charla, who heads up the Xbox One's self-publishing program ID@Xbox, told CVG that innovation is happening for projects of all sizes, but he sees the most rapid growth of new ideas in the indie space.
"I think the indie development scene will be crucial to the future of games. I see innovation all over, from triple-A to indie games, but I see it happening so quickly in the independent developer scene that it's super excited [sic] to me," Charla said. "We really see our responsibility as a platform holder that players get to see that."