Sony downsizes European PlayStation 4 developers from 53 to 30

Sony updates list of European developers working on PlayStation 4, admits the last list was sent out in error.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has amended its list of European developers working on titles for its freshly unveiled PlayStation 4, replacing its previous list of 53 developers with a smaller list of 30 entirely different studios.

Sony confirmed to GameSpot that its first list was a draft sent out in error. The new list includes Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red and Sumo Digital, who is rumoured to be creating Little Big Planet 3, but notably removes prominent Minecraft developer Mojang and Angry Birds creator Rovio from the list.

Sony's revised list of the 30 European studios confirmed to be developing for the PlayStation 4:

2K Games
Avalanche Studios
Blitz Games Studios
Bohemia Interactive
CD Projekt RED
Climax Studios
Codemasters
Creative Assembly
Criterion Games
Deep Silver
Ghost Games
Hello Games
IO Interactive
Just Add Water
keen games
Lucid Games
MercurySteam
Ninja Theory
Nixxes Software BV
Paradox Interactive
Rebellion
Saber Interactive
Splash Damage
Stainless Games
Starbreeze Studios
Sumo Digital
Team 17
TT Games
YAGER
Zen Studios

Sony's previous list of 53 European PlayStation 4 developers included: 4A Games, 505 Games, Abstraction, Beatshapers, Big Ant, Big Bit, BitComposer, Bloober Team, Boss Alien, Bugbear, Cauldron, City Interactive, Criterion Games, Croteam, Curve Studios, Dakko Dakko Ltd, Deck 13, Double Eleven, Eko Software, FatShark, Flying Wildhog, Four Door Lemon, Frozenbyte, FuturLab, Gaijin, Ghost Games, Green Hill Studios, Kalypso Media, Laughing Jackal, Ludosity, Mediatonic, Milestone, Mojang, Omni Systems, Prodigy Design, Ripstone, Roll7, Ronimo, Rovio, Shortround, Sperasoft, Sproing, Stormbasic, Straight Right, Targem, Tate, Techland, Tonika, Torus Games, Vector Cell, Virtual Toys, Vlambeer, and Wizarbox.

For more information on the PlayStation 4, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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179 comments
Danymoon
Danymoon

well, the list was wrong still though......cause the old one included studios that are not only in Europe.....Capcom, BANDAI NAMCO, CC2, Tecmo Koei, Platinum Games....etc.....and those mostly have exclusives always for PS......so im still way calmed, cause they are my favs....

hull20004
hull20004

i am watching this in the highest possible resulution in the higest video quality and i am wondering WHERE ARE THE PIXELS

AzatiS
AzatiS

Martin Gaston i bet you made a party over this PS3 faulty announcement . Another Giant leap to nowhere right ?

eddieham13
eddieham13

Creative Assembly.. YES, Hopefully they make a Spartan like game.

Though I'm not bothered about the strategy game on console, I'm getting Rome 2 on PC even if it does go console, which it isn't.

AlexFili
AlexFili

The new list makes a lot more sense!

SSJMonkey
SSJMonkey

I like the part about removing crap like Angry Birds and Minecraft and adding The Witcher 3 and Little Big Planet 3.

IC3_C0LD_ZERO
IC3_C0LD_ZERO

The lack of R* games in the list makes me believe that GTA V will be exclusive to current gen

chasloyal
chasloyal

I would assume there's a PS4 version of Need for Speed in development then, seeing Criterion appear on this list

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

A pretty good list. Never heard of most of the devs to get dropped so I'm not bothered.

MC12294
MC12294

no mojang huh,well minecraft wasn't on ps3 anyway

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Wait wait wait....so you mean to tell me that they padded the numbers of companies that have ps4 games in development? ....Not surprising Sony has done this before with Ps3.....dunno if everyone else has as long a memory as me......

travo0159
travo0159

Europeans make games? who knew..

Samparksh
Samparksh

The list still doesn't somehow excite me.2K and Avalanche are the only two I'm looking forward to but otherwise I'm still not certain what the other studios will bring to the table.Every day I become more and more convinced that Sony's PS4 will be better than the Xbox 720 but Microsoft will certainly pull out better games and exclusives than the PS4.If this happens,I'll surely buy the Xbox 720 since the hardware is almost similar and the exclusive list will be the decider in more than one way.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Still more than Microsoft that's for sure. But it don't matter... only the game does.

steelmouth
steelmouth

30 developers thats 30 games so not too shabby right?

plus I dont know most those developers who have been dropped so ps4 didnt loss much right?

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

I see Creative Assembly... Rebellion... Good....

Where's Atlus?

blackace
blackace

Now really a big deal. Sony will still have about 11 or 12 1st party studios making games as well. We only hope they get released at a reasonable time this time around. No more games taking 3-4 years and then not living up to the hype (cough GT5 cough). Where the hell is The Last Guardian?

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

The Playstation 4 is looking more and more like another Playstation 3 everyday.

Garudyne989
Garudyne989

Really, people haven't heard of Tri-Ace, Square Enix, ATLUS, Konami or Capcom?

Danymoon
Danymoon

so those are the EU ones or???........i guess, i still can be sure the japanese side like TECMO, Namco Bandai and Platinum games are still going to be on the list!

Veenox
Veenox

It's not GHOST game, it's Gust ! Come on !

microvision82
microvision82

@Samparksh In terms of exclusives .. Sony has the greatest hand hear .. ps3 exclusives was remarkable compared to exclusives of Xbox which most was arcade games except halo and gears of war .. Sony has little big planet .. god of war series , uncharted series .. GT series , heavy rain , last of us , .... etc .. all that cause Sony owns much more studios than Microsoft has 

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@steelmouth Same thoughts here, I did however read the bottom list and panicked when I saw Criterion Games.. I thought it had been removed.  Thankfully not! 

EiRe_NuA
EiRe_NuA

@MidNightStrikes 

this is the list of European developers , atlus has works out of japan and north america

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@blackace 

I think it's scheduled for a PS5 release?

In all seriousness there's gonna be a pretty strong exclusive line up--just don't expect to see GT6 anytime soon.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@mcTPAXEP @travo0159 America IS the world.. didn't you get the memo? Europe is an island the size of a football field (by football I refer to the real meaning of the word), and Asia was destroyed in WW2.

Ask an American to draw a map of the world and it will probably come out looking like something from Art Attack.

charlyk88
charlyk88

@warhawk-geeby @mcTPAXEP @travo0159 Europe is an Island? LOL... The true is that USA people think that they are the only americans (north americans will be more acceptable), It's the only country in the continent (america) that thinks it's a country. You dont even know the name of any states. You must have an educational reform becouse you stand like stupid out there.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@warhawk-geeby

it was European who discovered America and conquered u Red indians and then establish it..