Xbox One will allow self-publishing

Update: Our full report can be seen here.

Microsoft has been heavily criticized for not allowing indie developers to self-publish on Xbox One. But the company is changing direction yet again, promising self-publishing on the platform.

Here's the company's official statement:

Our vision is that every person can be a creator. That every Xbox One can be used for development. That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox LIVE. This means self-publishing. This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements. This means great discoverability on Xbox LIVE. We'll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August.