Double High quality Presents might be coming to an finish

By Emily Gera,
Friday, 6 September 2019 22:34 GMT

The way forward for Double High quality’s indie publishing label, Double High quality Presents, is unsure.Following Microsoft’s acquisition of the Psychonauts developer earlier this yr, Double High quality’s Tim Schafer advised Destructoid that Presents could merely be redundant.
“How Double High quality Presents will evolve is form of an unknown,” says Schafer. “It doesn’t make sense to do precisely the form of publishing stuff if we will’t do it– like if the platforms are restricted. From a enterprise sense, I don’t know if it structurally is sensible to have a writer inside [another publisher]. It’s an advanced subject.”
“If you happen to return to why Double High quality Presents existed, a number of it took place as a result of there’s so many video games and it’s actually laborious for any particular person recreation now to get a number of consideration for itself,” he continues.
“We’ve been via a number of offers, seen how they occur, how platform-holders function, how the press works — all these various things that possibly a first-time indie dev doesn’t find out about. We thought we may assist them with that and likewise form of decide our favourite video games and provides them extra publicity.”

The publishing arm was launched by Double High quality in 2014, with the purpose of serving to little identified indie builders acquire traction. Double High quality will proceed to pursue this purpose whether or not or not its publishing label involves an finish, nevertheless.
Whether or not or not we’re nonetheless hands-on publishing these video games ourselves, we will nonetheless be fulfilling that mission of simply serving to indie devs despite the fact that we’re part of Microsoft,” he stated.
“We are able to additionally nonetheless do issues like Day of the Devs which is one other a part of Double High quality Presents that helps elevate 70 or 80 video games, and we let folks come meet these builders and play these video games, and it’s free to the general public. It’s a good way to method that very same mission, and we will nonetheless do this with out formally placing our identify on it and taking a share of the income. We don’t have to do this anymore.”

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