Please Pay the Xbox Indie Game Developers in a timely Manner
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Please Pay the Xbox Indie Game Developers in a timely Manner

    1. Sean Doherty
    2. Petition by

      Sean Doherty

      Fredericton, Canada

Did you know that if a developer had released an Xbox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) on July 1st, 2012 they still wouldn't have been paid a cent by Microsoft (that's 142 days)!!!

Basically, Microsoft holds back payments from XBLIG developers for 45 days after the end of the next fiscal quarter. At the time of writing this petition, its been 50 days and counting without any word from Microsoft. To be fair to Microsoft, they give themselves an out by saying we can't actually ask them about our payments for 60 days after the end of the quarter.

In a nutshell, they could hold an Xbox Indie Game developers funds for as long as 152 days without even having to acknowledge an email asking where is my payment! This is something that is unacceptable and has to be changed!!!

To:
Microsoft
Please Pay the Xbox Indie Game Developers in a timely Manner

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kevin Kozakewich WINNIPWG, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Also an Xblig Developer starting small hoping Xbox is still willing to be an inspiration, not a prison.

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    • Stephen Frith MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      indies need to eat too!

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    • Pretty Kitty FOSTERS HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Eat a dick Microsoft, you cheap ass faggots.

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    • Justin Bryant AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because as an indie i would like to think that i could make some cash from this one day if they wont pay for 152 days or what ever then no way will i be doing it. on a side note, at the place i work we get 30 days to pay the ppl we get supplys from.

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    • Justin Bryant AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is very bad and why ill not be using XBLIG for my game, off to steam GreenLight i go :) thanks MS

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