Xbox One-80 move is to integrate support of a self-publishing model for indies. Citing "sources," Game Informer reports that Microsoft will now support the model prevalent on Steam and announced for PlayStation 4.
Microsoft's earlier publishing requirements did not enable self-publishing, but at this point anything and everything appears to be back in play for the console with the ever-changing messaging. Game Informer also reports the certification process for games is being streamlined and – although they can't confirm it – that all Xbox One units can also serve as debug (or developer kit) units.
We've reached out to Microsoft for comment.