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Sony: We Are "The Only Major Console Publisher To Allow Self-Publishing"

Matt Gardner
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Sony: We Are "The Only Major Console Publisher To Allow Self-Publishing"

Ted Regulski, manager of SCEA Developer Relations, has outlined Sony's plans to attract more indie developers to their platforms, suggesting that Sony are the best console platform provider for self-publishing.

Speaking at this year's GDC, Regulski stated that Sony was “the only major console publisher to allow self-publishing”.

“There are others but they have publishing rules that aren’t much fun,” he continued, “and there are no weird limits you have to hit in order for us to pay you”.

Sony are hoping that their Pub Fund - an initiative to match the development costs of a game project in return for short term exclusivity - will entice more indie devs to their platforms, the Vita in particular. The Pub Fund is responsible for the likes of Joe Danger, Explodemon and Burn, Zombie, Burn seeing the light of day.

Regulski also claimed that royalties for self-publishers on the PSN were higher than on competitive platforms from Nintendo and Microsoft, although he did not reveal figures. [Develop]

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DivideByZero  Mar. 9, 2012 at 10:55

Just a shame they are also the toughest to code for!


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