An Xbox LIVE System update went live yesterday and although it was to primarily fix the colour spacing issues for many users – the Xbox LIVE Indie games channel got a little push to the front, but only in North America.
A statement handed to Eurogamer by Microsoft explained:
“As you’ve now noticed, the Xbox Live Marketplace was updated to change the way games are surfaced to customers … Microsoft is continually working to better organise our digital game content on the platform and your feedback played a part in that.
“Part of this new organisation means that Xbox Live Indie Games now has a tile on the top level of the marketplace right next to Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox Games on Demand.
“This update is something we are extremely excited about as it really brings Xbox Live Indie Games to a higher level of visibility in the dashboard. We believe these changes will help even more gamers find and experience the great offerings you’ve all developed for Xbox Live Indie Games.”
In Europe we still have to find the Indie Games Channel by browsing to Games Marketplace, Downloadable Games, Game Type, and then Indie Games – so it’s not all that clear where you are meant to look if you are outside of North America. It is not known if the better visibility for the Indie Games Channel will head on over to Europe, but some gamers have reported that the placement of the Apps listing seems to move from the left side to the right on the main start up page?
Have you noticed anything strange with the recent update – share below?