Sony Is Far Easier To Work With Than Microsoft, Says Indie Developer

“There wasn’t the interest there.”

Posted By | On 26th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Even as Microsoft and Nintendo continue to make inroads with independent game developers, it sounds like Sony remains the easiest to work with for many smaller game developers- at least if David Condolora of indie studio Brain & Brain (the guys behind Burly Men At Sea) is to be believed.

Speaking to Gamasutra, Condolora said, “I think that Sony is still the biggest game in town. You want to be on a platform that has the most eyeballs on it. Our experience with Microsoft has sort of been the opposite of Sony and sort of what you’re describing. They may be a little more out there, but for a developer like us, where maybe our game is a little bit too small or niche for them to care too much about it behind the scenes. So there wasn’t the interest there.”

Ultimately, Sony’s efforts to reach out to smaller developers of more niche games, and inculcate and foster relationships with them are to be lauded. And although Microsoft has shown some improvement in this area, anecdotes like this demonstrate that they still have work left to do before they catch up.

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  • kee1haul

    That headline isn’t what he said. There is no evidence of who is EASIER to work with. They simply said there are more consoles on Sony side, so there was more interest in bringing this, by their own admission, niche title to where it is more likely to make a profit.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Leave it to pramath for the clickbate headline

    • Smart guy

      And leave it to xrat and crazy black man to eat it up like it’s a bag of d!cks for lunch

  • Poseidon team

    Let’s see with Sony saying that they don’t need indie games in their E3 presentations anymore if things will change.

    I wonder if the No Man’s Sky fiasco has something to do with Sony’s decision. Sean Murray fooled even Sony in believing that game was great.

    • Holeybartender

      So “Sony saying that they don’t need Indie games in their E3 presentations anymore…” translates to Sony is abandoning Indies like a plague? That’s what they are trying to imply from Sony’s comments. If anything Sony is implying they already paved the way for Indies and the impact of E3 presentations is unnecessary now to accomplish that.

      The game is great.I played it for 5-8hrs a day for 2 months straight before I needed to go to rehab for playing the game so much. People mistaked the demo trailer for actual gameplay knowing full well that those trailers are not a full representation of the game at release.

  • One With Shadows

    Most likely because MS is run by a bunch of idiots.

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Confirmed.

  • Mr Xrat

    Of course. All that FUD Xgimps have been trying to spread since their weak E3 is backfiring hard. Good to see.

  • Starman

    Sony just defeated on Indie …. so who is this low lvl Dev coming out with his “paid” comments….


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