Transistor Dev: “It Is Humbling That Sony Thinks So Highly of Us As A Team”

Greg Kasavin on Sony’s utmost faith in them.

Posted By | On 13th, May. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Ever since the PlayStation 4 was launched late last year, Sony have been praised by several developer for their open arms approach towards indie developers. One of the big indie games that is being released exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PC is SuperGiant Games’ Transistor.

Speaking to VG247, the game’s creative director Greg Kasavin believes that Sony thinks highly of him and his team. “It is humbling that Sony thinks so highly of us as a team. At this point many of our fans have put a tremendous amount of faith in us, based on what little they’ve seen of Transistor plus the one game we’ve made. We hope they’ll find very soon now that their good faith was well placed,” he said.

Given that SuperGiant games have a great pedigree with classics like Bastion, we are pretty sure that they will deliver with Transistor. GamingBolt interviewed Greg Kasavin last year and you can check out the full interview here. For more on Transistor check out our hub page here and stay tuned for the full review as we approach the game’s launch on May 20th.

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  • ME3X12

    Sony thinks highly of any indie developer because they are broke. They praise indies for the PS4 because they can’t fund their own games.

    • ps4lol

      Sony’s 1st parties are ALL working on PS4 games. The gaming division is making a profit and is well funded. The gaming division and first party studios are well funded and making a profit. During the quarter ending 31st December 2013 the Game business made a profit of $172m off the back of an impressive 64.6 per cent rise in sales year on year.

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up. Expect a big E3 reveal of new games.

      Sony is selling or splitting off their lossy businesses (Vaio, TVs) and focusing on their profitable divisions. This means they’ll soon cut their losses and start turning a profit. You should be worried if Sony WASN’T cutting those losing divisions, but they’re making the right business decisions. They won’t ever be an empire again but they aren’t going under.

      The gaming division and first party studios are well funded and making a profit. During the quarter ending 31st December 2013 the Game business made a profit of $172m off the back of an impressive 64.6 per cent rise in sales year on year. Sony is in for a year or two of losses and restructuring, then provided their profitable divisions stay profitable, they’ll be on solid ground.

      Sony is still worth 18.5 billion. They just aren’t bringing in enough revenue or profits to bring that number up, and for a time, and probably for a few quarters here or there for the next few years, they might lose money. They also obviously have working capital, because they have games in development right now, and are able to market their newest system and do what they have to do to sell their products. If Sony were on the brink of bankruptcy, we wouldn’t be seeing AAA game announcements with budgets ranging from $50-100 million dollars. If they were on the brink of bankruptcy, they wouldn’t be buying Gaikai, or investing in new tech such as Morpheus or the PS4. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

      Sony Game, Financial Services, Devices, Music, Mobile Products & Communications, and Pictures are all profitable divisions. They aren’t going anywhere, sorry.

      Sony’s market cap is 18.65 billion as of today (2014).
      Market cap in 2013 was 17.6 billion it has gone up since then.
      Sony is ranked #80 in world as the most valuable brand 2013.

      Sony is ranked #506 in the global 2000
      #87 in Sales
      #171 in Assets
      #547 in Market value
      78.52 billion dollars in sales in 2013

      Your favorite piece of plastic is getting dominated by PS4 in sales, games performance, and dev support, causing you to harbor fevered delusions about Sony going bankrupt. Sorry, not happening.

    • ME3X12

      Sony bridges falling down falling down ceo and execs all cut their pay in half they free falling.

    • ps4lol

      You’re evil and hateful, constantly lying and spreading FUD, you have a negative value to anywhere you go. Even system wars on gamespot had to ban you.

      You’re going to be eating mountains of crow when Sony is still around 10 years from now, not bankrupt.

      You seem upset at PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3 million sales lead, large number of 1st party studios, and larger developer support. It must suck that most or all of your claims and predictions turn out wrong. You must LOVE eating crow and being constantly wrong over and over again.

      You don’t understand business, sales, or hardware specs, all you can do is fling feces and scream “XBOX WON!!1” like a rabid animal. Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

      PS4 will have the graphics advantage the entire gen. PS4 hardware and software will outsell Xbox globally the entire gen. PS4 will have more dev support and more 1st party games the entire gen. Sony still has a large number of 1st party studios and they’re all working on PS4 games. PS4 will make a net profit, and Sony won’t go bankrupt.

      Keep crying and shilling while everyone else ignores you and keeps buying PS4s.

    • Krazy Bone

      interesting…. considering they been praising indie games since 1997, so you need to get your facts straight.

      anyway very tempted on this game, looks cool.


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