Sony has told Eastern European developers at the Casual Connect conference in Kiev that they don't need publishers. Sony Europe's developer relations manager George Bain told developers that they can deal directly with Sony for PS3 and PSP games:
Only proving that Sony is the best in the business, allowing developers a chance to create something very unique and different, and not having to have a publisher to back the title up. It also allows for a better relationship between the two for developement help and future projects. The PS3s exclusives list will continue to grow largely and make the PS3 the must have Next Gen Console.
Damn straight. They know exactly what they're doing.
you are right
Yeah, that's really a surprise for me. Anyways it's a really good offer from Sony. Sucks for publishers. EA?
Just as Bo knows baseball, Sony knows video games. Sony has brought us brilliant titles time and time again, they bring innovation, and are not afraid to push the envelope. You can't deny the countless hours we've all enjoyed since the Playstation 1 was introduced. Sony knows the business
I wouldn't go as far as to say Sony is the best company in business, because there are something it does really well and other not so well in contrast to other business. This however is one of there strengths this generation allowing more of the homebrew, or small guys to get in on game development. I hope they keep setting the bar high like this. This will allow for those companies that may have wanted to develop a game without getting used and abused by the publishers to bring the idea to the console, and make some money for there hard work. Hope MS and Nintendo learn from this and follow Sony in this.
wow, means if this is true, naughty dog and all the other owned studios wont be best pleased. could of cut out paying sony to publish there games and claimed all the profit for them selves. this also means more games coming to the ps3. due to this new loop hole, i fear most of the new software released without a publisher will be just shovelware games. i see bungie who are not owned making games for the ps3, without finding a publisher why not 100% profit for the selves. lets hope if sony goes ahead with this, this don't make all future exclusives just mindless rubbish. Lets see some developers i.e bungie, level 5 get behind this idea, and turn out some real AAA gems for the ps3.
If you think they will do it for FREE, you are out of your mind.
This doesn't mean that anyone can go free for all on PS3. Sony will still be doing content checks and games will still need approval.
Sony owns naughty dog. Sony writes their paychecks. Insomniac as an exclusive contract with Sony. They pay these developers to create these games then give them a cut of the profits. Sony hit a homerun with MM and they are making this move to hopefully find another developer like that.
They are just recruiting another set of new 2nd Party Dev Houses. The good ones will be bought.
Tk your right on the money!!!!!!!!!!!
Read the source: http://www.gamedaily.com/ar... Or if you prefer, the duplicate: http://www.n4g.com/News-221... Much more information then a few messly ripped lines of text. This also relates much more to the PS2, PSP and PSN then something like a BR PS3 title.
the one about the PSN is important.. Sony's outstanding ability to from relationships with very independent developers has led to the creation of excellent indie games such as Everyday Shooter and Novastrike.... and even something completely different like Linger in Shadows it looks like all that has only just begun..
BR Titles you NEED a publisher to back up your game unless you were some big shot with a lot of money and can fund your own games. Sony are trying to get more support for their psn/psp titles and I like the freedom they are giving to new comers trying to find there way in the industry.
Oh, thanks Fishy, bubbles for the link mate.
i think this is what they did with media molecule....this means more exclusives for ps3/psp and gives the developers a chance to make a little more money and provide free content for their games hassle free.
Yeah, it does. Psssh, and they say the PS3 is dead. xD
I could not agree more.
this is for you okmrman! http://www.youtube.com/watc... damn its too early for this sh!t
the funny thing is i wont even click any of ur links. wasting ur time.
well hell i'll click on my own link then! this is a damn great song and your missin out buddy
Speaking of wasting your time
that ones good but i preffer this one and to stay on topic this is great for small devs to get their work out there
Sony is so stuck up their own ass it makes me wonder when developers will stick there fingers up at sony and tell them to f*ck off.
that's what i said to your sister after i ripped her @ss off..
don't get so mad....just take a bubble and keep on movin.
i'm not mad because pp's sister is blowing as we speak..
Lol, Let see how far this idea gets them.
the concept has already been beneficial... have you played Everyday Shooter?? it's a PSN-exclusive made by ONE MAN!!!!! (Jonothan Mak) and it rocks... other examples are Novastrike and Linger in Shadows we can expect this success to continue due to Sony's excellent developer support
This will allow developers to be paid better (not sharing with publisher) as well as promote originality in games. The problem with dealing with pulishers is that they will only publish games that THEY think will sell. It's kind of like music business - they won't play good music on the radio if it doesn't fit their "format". EA or Ubisoft would NEVER take a chance on a game like LBP, they will stick with "safe" games, like FPS or an already established franchises like Madden, PoP, Splinter Cell, Burnout.
OMW, does this mean that Suda51 can finally get work on Kurayami done for the PS3. Last time that project was talked about he was looking for a publisher!!! and with this news, it will be possible to get the title out on the market! Amazing!!!
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