Sony have been trumpeting their support for indie devs from the rooftops of late, and we think that's pretty damn good of them. But aside from pledging lots of money to a broad cause, it seems that Sony have been handing out Vita dev kits for free to small studios who've caught their eye.
Icon Games, the mobile studio behind recently released iOS title Great Little War Game have confirmed that they're bringing the title to the Vita. Apparently, Sony took a look at the game and liked it so much that they promptly sent over four free dev kits.
With Sony hoping for the Vita to bridge the gap and offer something to both mobile gamers and hardcore console owners, their open door indie policy will no doubt look to expand Sony's digital indie library in a similar way to that which Apple have been able to with iOS. Sony, out of all of the big three, seem to have a knack for finding and nurturing talent and allowing it to shine. And with Microsoft treading water over a commendable, yet messy, XBLIG channel, and Nintendo slamming their doors in the faces of garage devs, Sony have a real opportunity to come out on top as the indie platform of choice. [via Destructoid]