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Sony shows commitment to indies with slew of PS4 announcements

Sony shows commitment to indies with slew of PS4 announcements

April 30, 2014 | By Christian Nutt




Today at an event on its San Mateo campus, Sony announced a slew of indie games coming to its platforms -- primarily the PlayStation 4. Many are making their console debuts with Sony after successful PC launches.

The PlayStation 4 announcements:

- Nidhogg
- Jamestown Plus
- Apotheon
- Chasm
- Starwhal: Just the Tip
- Ironclad Tactics
- Escape Goat 2
- Source

- An updated version of Spelunky

The PlayStation 4 and Vita announcements:

- Axiom Verge
- Drifter
- Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-Fide Edition


It's a clear sign that Sony is aggressively courting indie developers -- if anything, it seems to be an even bigger push than the company was making a year ago, when we spoke to Adam Boyes, head of its publisher and developer relations team, about his efforts to get them onto the PlayStation 4.

At the event, Boyes said that over 1,000 independent developers are licensed to self-publish on Sony's platforms, CVG reports. This is having big results: Destructoid reports that there are over 100 independent games in development for Sony platforms, according to Boyes.

The company made a huge show at last year's Gamescom of emphasizing its interest in indies, too. Notably, the company does fund both development and ports of games via its Pub Fund initiative.

The slate of games is also a clear sign that the company is no longer prioritizing the PlayStation 3 with its independent developer programs.

Alongside the announcements, Sony has updated its official PlayStation Blog with entries from each and every one of the developers whose games were announced at the event. Curious about the man in charge of all of this madness at Sony? Gamasutra recently profiled Boyes.


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