Shuhei Yoshida, PS4 games boss and star of Sony‘s Xbox-teasing ‘sharing’ YouTube viral, says the PlayStation’s renewed focus on independent developers is a reaction to the industry’s widespread conservatism.
“We see big companies being more conservative, not providing fresh and exciting enough content any more,” Yoshida-san, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, told T3,
“It’s the small guys coming up with amazing stuff and pushing the industry forward. Last year was really the year of the indies, with Journey and The Walking Dead sweeping the awards. We wanted to make the PS4 platform easier for them to self-publish.”
Xbox One will not support self-publishing at launch and requires all developers to partner with a publisher to get a game to market. This has provoked anger among many self-financing game…
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