Former PlayStation boss Jack Tretton will lead the new 'strategic video game firm' Interactive Gaming Ventures, whose goal will be to offer cash investments, industry relations and guidance to two to three select indie developers per year.
Sound great, hope it takes off!
How is it different to anything Sony, MS or EA has done or currently does?
It might help them develop on more than 1 console at a time. If they get coin from 1 of the big publishers it would usually mean an exclusive deal or timed exclusivity of some sort. Can only wish good things for Jack, he was one of the good guys of the industry.
It's like Angel funding with an added blvenue where they get guidance in making and marketing a.game, along with getting them in with an appropriate publisher in some cases. There are several such things like this around the country
Glad to hear it Jack!
Wish Jack Tretton was still at Sony.
Im sure he's enjoying not having to wear the Sony tinted glasses all the time. In fact, the full interview with him eludes to just that. I just wish he'd chosen a different business partner.
You are really not helping. He has been with PS for decades. It was his choice to leave PS and Sony. Despite this, he’s still respect PlayStation at a whole. All I can say that I hope him for the best in future.
@UCForce I wasn't suggesting he wouldn't still work with Sony. If you read something more into my comment then thats your problem not mine.
Well, I did read his interview way back then. He is no longer work with Sony for sure. But he has respect for them. And again, I hope the best for him. Again, you are not helping.
I like Uncle Jack a lot, but I also think Shawn is doing a great job.
Good guy Jack
Glad to see that Tretton is still in the game biz hope the same happens to Andrew House.
This is great news and a solid plan, I hope it works out. Seems like the perfect choice for a venture like this lol. If Tretton helps the middle ground developers push out and polish games without being a complete control freak then it could only lead to good things. Games like Kingdom Come Deliverance would have benefitted greatly by an organization like this. The evolution indie is going through will be the home of the hobbyist gamer. Big publishing will follow the casual cash and there is nothing we can do about it. It’s not evil, that’s just the consequence of gaming getting as popular as it has. Expectations have been raised financially but the standards have been lowered to accommodate issues such as accessibility and politics.
Most corporate name ever.
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