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More positive news coming out of Xbox today - with the games division of Microsoft announcing its ID@Xbox program has now generated more than $2.5 billion in revenue for indie developers since launching in 2013.

Xbox in that time frame has attracted all sorts of developers to the program - from single start-up studios to veteran indies. To date, there are more than 4,600 developers from 94 countries worldwide linked to the program. This includes more than 1,000 creators who signed up over the past two years.

"The results have exceeded our wildest dreams. Since the program’s inception, independent developers have earned more than $2.5 billion in royalties and total revenue generated by ID@Xbox partners on Xbox almost doubled over the last three years. These are staggering numbers, and it speaks to the power of independent developers."

Game Pass was also credited in the same PR for helping encourage Xbox players to discover new genres and games like Tunic. Microsoft also recently launched ID@Azure, which you can learn more about on its official website.

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