“We Don’t Discriminate Between Something That’s a AAA Or Something That’s An Indie,” Says PlayStation Exec

“It’s just about great games,” whether it’s indie or an AAA title.

Posted By | On 19th, Aug. 2016 Under News



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Sony is known for adopting small indie developers, and providing them with the necessary funds, resources and support to finish their game while sometimes expanding on its initial concept. At the same time, the PlayStation 4’s lineup isn’t empty on AAA titles as well, with first-party franchises getting new releases, such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, or even third-party.

Inside PlayStation were lucky enough to sit down with PlayStation executive Jim Ryan, and ask him about his own person opinion regarding people judgement towards Sony’s relatively excessive attention to indies. He responded with: “At the end of the day, it’s just about great games. We don’t discriminate between something that’s a AAA or something that’s an indie. If something’s a great game, then it gets focus, attention, and love.”

No one can deny that Sony’s attention to indies have benefited them and their console, since if you take Hello Games and No Man’s Sky as an example, Sony managed to support them throughout the development process, turning their project into something much bigger than it was expected.

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  • Virzio

    You’re right, it became a much bigger disappointment then intended.

    • XbotMK1

      Just like the Xbox One, Halo 5, Forza 6, and Quantum Break?

    • Nintengods

      Just like the PS4 and 99% of its lineup then?

      Wew lad

    • Virzio

      He already up voted himself with his sock accounts.

    • Nintengods

      $ony $hills are so insecure about their Nogames station they have to upvote themselves. Sad!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r7tKu2F7bY

  • Nintengods

    Jim Ryan and Aaron Greenberg. Different colors. Same BS

    In b4 xrat sobbing and crying

  • LDS

    Maybe they sometimes need discrimination on games like No Fun Sky

  • kee1haul

    After that No Man’s Sky fiasco and the absence of ANY indies on Sony’s E3 stage, I’d say Sony has finished with indies. They used them when they needed them, now they have AAA on the way (finally) and they will be discarded. Indies choosing their lead platform as PS4 (because of higher unit sales) is not the same as Sony helping indies. It’s a survival thing for indies.

  • Mr Xrat

    Better games of all kinds while the Xgimps deal with dust and excuses.

    • Nintengods

      Meltdown on time and on schedule from $ony’s biggest corporate slave.

      $onygimps so desperate to pawn off their shovelware line up while Tokyo Mirage Sessions is better than anything released on P$4 this summer

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAxYgPp88RE


 

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