Indie Devs Pledge Allegiance To Sony’s PlayStation 4

About three months ago here at iGR we started working heavily with indie developers in our weekly Kickstarter Spotlight article. Since then I’ve seriously contemplated dumping a bunch of cash into a gaming PC, but it looks like I may be able to experience some of the indie games I thought I was missing out on when the Playstation 4 releases.


Sony has made a point of delivering an open platform to indie developers so they may self price and publish their games. They’ve also referenced the fact that they won’t be charging outrageous fees for post-launch patching. This has made the Playstation 4 the preferred home console platform for indie game creators. During Sony’s E3 presser they made a point of showing off their indie support. Adam Boyes introduced teams like Ragtag Studios, Klei Entertainment, Young Horses, and Oddworld Inhabitants during Sony’s indie showcase. Bastion developer Supergaint Games happily showed their upcoming title Transistor running on the PS4 as well.

Boyes, Vice President of Third-Party Relations at SCEA has aggressively scouted developers to port and create brand new indie titles for the PS4 console. We’ve known for some time that Blacklight: Retribution is coming to the Playstation 4 as a F2P title and that Lukewarm Media will bring their Unreal Engine 4 powered Primal Carnage: Genesis on board as well.

The indie support continues to mount, and titles that were once exclusive to the PC platform will make their way to PS4. Support from indie’s could make a real difference in the war to come, and Sony is making it’s platform a more attractive home to small developers. It’s no wonder they’re flocking to the platform in droves.

Does indie support on a home console make a difference to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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