• Sony has revealed that they have several options for developers to publish on the PlayStation Network, including a flexible self-publishing process, a low barrier to entry, an accessible SKD and various funding opportunities such as the PlayStation Pub Fund.  What does this mean for you exactly?  It means that theoretically there will be more games available on the PlayStation 4 since studios can self publish their titles.

    “We’ve got an incredible team on the ground that talks to developers every day, and these new games we’re announcing are a direct result of the team’s proactive outreach and focus on working with top independent developers,” said Adam Boyes, vice president, publisher and developer relations, SCEA. “Our process and approach in working with developers has evolved to incorporate a lot of flexibility into the process, including the way we pursue and discover new talent, help them with funding solutions and work together to deliver their best games onto PlayStation platforms.”

    The games that were unveiled today for the PlayStation 4 include Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis from Lukewarm Media.  These games will join Jonathan Blow’s highly anticipated exploration-puzzler, The Witness, as self-published titles making their console debut on the PS4 system. In addition to supporting Blacklight: Retribution, the PlayStation Pub Fund, which provides back-end financial and marketing support to developers, adds fighting game Divekick and infographic adventure Metrico, which is a PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) exclusive.

    As part of continued efforts to partner with the best developer talent to create games for PlayStation platforms, SCEA has recently enhanced the services available to third-party publishers and developers, including the introduction of a new streamlined and faster Global Product Proposal process for submitting games. The new process, along with a focused internal structure, means SCEA can offer more resources and support to publishers and developers than ever before.  Once again this can only be seen as good news for gamers as this means there should be a bunch of new and different games for everyone to experience on the PlayStation 4.

    What do you think?  What indie title would you like to see appear on the PlayStation 4?  Tell us what you think below.

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