Microsoft Relents, Moves Xbox Live Indie Games Back Into Limelight

Indie developer fury at their marketplace being shifted into a less-trafficked part of the Xbox 360 dashboard seems to have paid off, as Microsoft has relented and moved the download store back. Frustrations began in the aftermath of the new dashboard roll-out, with the Xbox Live Indie Games section put into the "Speciality Shops" area; now, however, it's been moved back to the main marketplace.

Microsoft initially issued a statement saying that developers would in fact benefit from the move, but this did little to detract from suspicions that the company was trying to remove competition from the more lucrative Xbox Live Arcade titles. Now the developers are taking on the Indie Game icon, which they feel doesn't quite match up to the rest of the 360 dashboard design.

[via Kotaku and via Develop-Online]