1,000 devs signed up to make games for PlayStation platforms

200 developers licensed since PS4 reveal in February 2013.

1,000 developers are now licensed globally to self-publish on PlayStation platforms, Sony has announced.

200 of those developers were licensed in North America since the PlayStation 4 was first unveiled in February 2013.

Self-publishing allows small developers to sell their games on the PlayStation store alongside games from the biggest companies. Writing on its official blog, PlayStation’s Vice President, Developer and Publisher Relations Adam Boyes said that’s how games like Don’t Starve and Outlast found their way to PlayStation platforms. Other self-published games coming to PlayStation this year include Rogue Legacy, N++, and The Witness.

Yesterday, Sony published a master list of more than 100 PS4 games that will be available on the platform by the end of the year, many of which are self-published.

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Discussion

122 comments
wexorian
wexorian

1st of all quanity is not better than quality.

2nd  how many of em will fail to deliver final project?

3rd most of games will be multiplatform and max 10% will be exclusive

4th only few of them will be worthy to buy

This kind articles like 100 games come to ps4 is marketing trick there ain't many devs who are doing game for x one and ps4 , most of indie devs are doing last gen and pc multiplatform games because it's more  cheap and higher income than PS4 and xone atm.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Poor xbots with their no games shitbox one.

Merseyak
Merseyak

the only problem i see here is all the indie developers only make basic 2d basic 3d games then paying so much money as we did for the consoles isn't going to sit well in my book and i imagine everybody else's to

warriors30
warriors30

I don't understand how people ("gamers") can complain about "too many indie games"...This is good news for the PS4 and I can't wait to see the first results. More indie games doesn't mean less AAA games, it just means more fucking games for all of us.

kyelo
kyelo

People going on about 'how pathetic Sony is trying to promise games for the future' well duh, course they would as do Microsoft. Neither has a gleaming line-up yet. Personally I'd put XB1 winning on exclusives at the moment 3 to PS4s 2, remembering one of those on XB1 was critically panned. In the future most of the best games are cross platform, the exclusives look evenly split.

West123
West123

999 developers and an AAA game ain't one...but its good to get fresh ideas in gaming and who knows the next counter-strike could be one of them 

sleepyinmorning
sleepyinmorning

i hope we don't see rise of another android
,good they are learning from ouya

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

Hopefully 1000 devs can sign an agreement to say no to developing games that work with Oculus Rift.

souls454
souls454

keep playing jank like infamous while the real gamers play AAAEs like forza and titanfall, sorry you guys backed the wrong horse. I Bet X1 gets 3 AAAE before you have one lmao


MS is coming for you sad fanboys, time to pony up and come crawling back to the green. We run this biz.

dannyg1533
dannyg1533

Well at least we know the devs are going to be at working hard this generation. Plenty of competition out there 

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

people can say all they like about how this is a "bad thing" and that "the games won't be good" etc etc but that's 1000 dev's here if you want to say pointless rubbish be my guest but i highly doubt that all thoes game will be bad, its most likly that one of them will be highly successful and everyone will buy it. so if you REALLY want to be a hypocrite that badly you can keep mouthing off this decision and we will laugh at you later on.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

This sounds almost familiar to what they said early last year before the console released.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

There have been some great indie games in recent years, and I hope to see that trend continue. I'm currently looking forward to Starbound, Transistor, The Witness, Oddword: New 'n' Tasty, Rime, Pavilion, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance, but there are some others I'd like to see make their way onto PS4 and Vita.

Faye_Tallity
Faye_Tallity

Lol this is certainly good news! Anything that's different, from COD expansion packs, & titanic tin foil, is deemed a threat. Hilarious. God forbid, there's something different than the usual "norm" When these games win awards, for being different, Xbots will cry out, "why didn't M$ think of that?! That's not fair! Bring it on Xnooo" Some never do go multi plat. So don't bet on it Xbots. Indie games are actually the biggest threat. They become more popular, & talked about longer, then the most talked about triple AAA titles! Indie games make the competition nervous under the collar, & that's the point.  

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I like that the shackles are being loosened for devs these days. A good sign of progress in the industry.

anshanlord
anshanlord

Never been an indie fan....although I enjoyed Don't Starve(only played it because it was free on Plus) and I bought Rust on PC and spent 60 hours or so with it.....Indies have potential to make great games but most turn out to be shit....Well same goes for AAAs.....

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

So what, you take away feedfackula but keep feeding us bullshit stories, you're backwards gs

sakaixx
sakaixx

Bring jrpg domination back to playstation is all I ask.

megamatics
megamatics

The Majority of those games are multiplats and ports. 

GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

WE can all hope sony exercises good quality control measures so that the PSN store doesn't become a wasteland. This does give me hope though that we will see solid JRPG releases on the home consoles again; 7th gen didn't have that many.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Thinking about becoming a dev and offering trphy games for trophy whores where you just boot up the game and get a gold trophy :p Worked for this Aarb game ^^

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@kyelo Titanfall wasn't exclusive it was released on 360 and PC. Just using the term exclusive by definition.

kyelo
kyelo

@shinjuki  As a PS4 owner I currently have: COD Ghosts, Infamous Second Son, Assassins Creed Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Fifa 14, Thief and Killzone Shadowfall.

This year I will add: Destiny, Driveclub, Mad Max, Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor, The Order 1886, The Division, Watchdogs, Planetside 2 and The Witcher 3.

Now if I was to replace the PS4 exlcusives with XB1 exclusives I would have: Forza, Ryse and Titanfall...or put simply 2 less than for PS4.

Are these the only games for both? No. Are they the ones that interest me? Yes. Will more appeal to me? Yes. Will my purchases change? Most likely.

Your clear bias makes your argument fall down, there is plenty on PS4 at the moment and in the future.

West123
West123

@shinjuki  i was going to like your post but then i saw your comments below and your a troll and a hater which leads to me to believe your an undercover fanboy 

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

@souls454  

Are you talking about the 25 indie games on shitbox one?

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@souls454  xbone is still trying to make something as great as knack call me when Bill gates is broke and stop boring me to death.

nikon133
nikon133

@souls454 Thanks, I needed a good laugh today. You are a real clown ;)

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@souls454  


Titanfall is also on PC and it looks better and plays better then the X1 version....so...you Xbots realy never had that as an exclusive.

and Titanfall 2 is also coming to PS4 so again. Xbots lose yet another exclusive. 


Only Rednecks play racing games too.

Faye_Tallity
Faye_Tallity

@megamatics  It's not even made yet, these are brand new projects. You guys will seriously be complaining (like you always do) when PS comes out with some indie hits, & you'll have gears & titanfall clones lol 

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@GOGOHeadray I thought 7th gen had plenty of jrpgs. It was just that it was spread out over 3 consoles this time. I think the reason why it feels like there wasn't many was because FF 13 was terrible. Normally you can point to that franchise as the standard for the genre. Well that and no Persona 5 yet.

tom2750
tom2750

@shinjuki @neowarrior121  they have many games the PS4 has more games then the Xbox one and the PS4's best AAA exclusive infamous second son is better then the Xbox ones best exclusive forza 5 and thee Xbox one is fully of garbage exclusives such as crimson dragon, Ryse son of rome, lococycle and fighter within LOL

pspearman
pspearman

@bunchanumbers @GOGOHeadray You're right, however the best JRPGs of recent times have come out on the PSP/Vita and the DS/3DS and I think it is going to stay that way. Sure the home consoles will see some of there own JRPGs but its going to be the portable devices that shine looking at the trend in Japanese gaming.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Depends on the game? Some are impossible because the online server shut down for online trophies, others are easy (like Hannah Montana) or even hackable within minutes

But what does that have to do with my post? Pretty sure the trophy whores would pay for a stupid game (or nongame like this aabs animals thing) just to get the trophies

West123
West123

@ArchoNils2  people actally care about trophies? i thought everyone got the same trophies in games...its always beep trophy for walking through a door