No rational person can dispute that. This will alter the expectations people will have. I see no reason for why games being "indie" should magically invoke a cross platform expectation. That is just an arbirtary difference. "Indie" is to a large extant a meaningless and arbitrary moniker. Valve is an independent developer but nobody would call their games "indie". What defines "indie"
Oh yes, for a distributor like Bundle Store there which tries to raise money is absolutely no difference between a big company like THQ and a small development studio. As opposed to be willing to make an exception, they have changed their principles, because all proof points towards that - I mean, all those windows-only games they have released, oh god. Surely, that's a resonable line of thought, right?
why should HBI require "Indie" games to be cross platform and why should "indie" developers agree to that?
Beats me, why are they requiring it and why did Shank 2 get ported and DRM-freed? I guess we'd need to ask the humble guys.