Microsoft has just released a statement about its recent Xbox 360 dashboard update, which not only fixes issues with incorrect colors in videos but also brings the Indie Games section to the forefront of the Xbox Live Arcade.
Ever since the new and improved Xbox 360 dashboard
was released last December, which brought a whole new interface to owners of the Microsoft console, independent developers have complained that the Indie section of the Xbox Live Arcade has been relegated to a dark corner of the interface.
Those who wanted to check out indie games for the Xbox 360
needed to navigate the new menu and were then met with a bare-bone alphabetical presentation of the titles that were available for download.
Thanks to this new dashboard update, the indie section has now been brought into focus, having its own tile right in the Xbox Live Arcade section of the interface.
"Microsoft is continually working to better organize our digital game content on the platform and your feedback played a part in that,” Microsoft told Eurogamer. "Part of this new organization 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."
The actual Xbox Live Indie Games section has also been overhauled, as games can now be viewed based on different criteria.
"Inside of the new Xbox Live Indie Games section, you'll notice that there are New Release, Top Download, A-Z, and Genre options, as well as a rotating carousel that shows off Contest Finalists, and can be used to house other content as desired.
"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."
Will this increase in visibility make you check out more indie games on the Xbox 360? Share your thoughts on the reorganized Xbox Live Arcade, which can be seen in the image above, by leaving a comment.