The Independent Developers @ Xbox program, Microsoft's independent developer initiative, will support free-to-play, microtransactions and premium pricing models, Microsoft's portfolio director for digital games Chris Charla told Joystiq at PAX Prime.
"On Xbox One, games that come through ID@Xbox are no different than any other game," Charla told Joystiq. "If you can do it with an Xbox One game, you can do it with anything that comes through the ID@Xbox program. That's like a fundamental tenet of the program." ..
Developers are invited to apply for the program at www.xbox.com/id and those accepted will receive two development kits for free and become registered Xbox One developers. ..
This could turn pretty coool, actually! If DOTA 2, and things like the new SMITE, LoL, and PVZ2 can do free to play, Indie Developers might just make some pretty cool things. I'm looking forward to seeing what specifically Indie games come out with these Free To Play pricing structures, or even $1 and up or otherwise, come out.