Following widespread concerns about the positioning of downloadable games on the new Xbox 360 dashboard, Microsoft has released a US update bumping the Xbox Live Indie Games channel to the Marketplace storefront.
The update in question arrived late last week. We're still waiting to hear when (or indeed if) it'll launch in the UK and Europe. A quick glance this morning shows Xbox Live Indie Games still tucked behind the Game Type category.
"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," Microsoft commented over the weekend in a statement passed to Eurogamer.
"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. 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 Kotaku's Picks, 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."
How else would you change the new Xbox dashboard?