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Sony Slashes List Of European PS4 Developers

Jonathan Lester
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Sony Slashes List Of European PS4 Developers

Sony's PS4 press conference proudly proclaimed that dozens of developers and publishers are queuing up to support their new console, but it turns out that this might have been a little premature. A newly revised list has cut the number of European developers from 53 down to just 28, with several studios speaking out to suggest that they haven't officially declared their intent. However, several new faces have been added, including the likes of Sumo Digital who are rumoured to be working on a LittleBigPlanet sequel.

This is probably for the best, since we couldn't help but notice that at least one of the outfits they mentioned - specifically Wizarbox - is actually bankrupt. Whoops.

As reported by Joystiq, the new list of EU developers omits the likes of Mojang, Criterion, Rovio, Frozenbyte and City Interactive (oh, and Wizarbox, naturally), but has added Bohemia Interactive, Deep Silver, Ninja Theory, IO Interactive, Codemasters, 2K Games, and Sumo Digital to the lineup. CD Projekt RED have also joined the ranks, having announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PS4 several days ago. We can naturally expect more publishers and projects to break cover over the coming months, so this isn't a definitive list by any means, but it's interesting to note the disparity between the two announcements.

For comparison, here are the two lists side by side - we'll be interested to see what the likes of Hello Games (Joe Danger), Paradox Interactive (strategy powerhouse) and Creative Assembly (Total War) bring to the PS4.

Revised List Of EU PS4 Supporters

  • Avalanche Studios
  • Blitz Games Studios
  • Bohemia Interactive
  • CD Projekt RED
  • Climax Studios
  • Hello Games
  • Just Add Water (Developments), Ltd.
  • Deep Silver
  • Lucid Games Ltd
  • MercurySteam
  • Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Nixxes Software BV
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Rebellion
  • Saber Interactive
  • Creative Assembly
  • IO Interactive
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • 2K Games
  • Team 17 Digital LTD
  • Yager
  • Zen Studios
  • keen games
  • Splash Damage
  • Stainless Games Ltd
  • Sumo Digital
  • Codemasters
  • TT Games

Original List Of PS4 Supporters

  • 17-Bit
  • 5th Cell Media LLC
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Armature Studios
  • Behaviour Interactive
  • Bethesda Softworks, LLC
  • Blind Squirrel Games®
  • Certain Affinity, Inc.
  • Darkside Game Studios, Inc.
  • Devolver Digital
  • ©Disney
  • Double Fine Productions, Inc.
  • Double Helix Games
  • DrinkBox Studios Inc.
  • Edge of Reality, Inc.
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • FarSight Studios
  • Gaijin Games, Inc.
  • Gearbox Software
  • HB Studios Multimedia
  • Heavy Iron Studios, Inc.
  • High Voltage Software, Inc.
  • inXile Entertainment Inc.
  • Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC
  • JETPACK Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
  • Klei Entertainment Inc.
  • Lab Zero, Inc
  • LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company
  • Metanet Software Inc
  • Minority Media Iinc.
  • Nicalis, Inc
  • Panic Button, LLC
  • Psyonix Studios, Inc.
  • Slant Six Games
  • Sony Online Entertainment LLC
  • Spark Unlimited
  • Spry Fox LLC
  • SuperVillain Studios
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Telltale, Inc.
  • Tribute Games Inc.
  • Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • vBlank Entertainment Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
  • WayForward Technologies, Inc.
  • Zombie Studios, LLC
  • 4A Games
  • 505 Games
  • Abstraction
  • Beatshapers
  • Big Ant
  • Big Bit
  • BitComposer
  • Bloober Team S.A.
  • 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
  • Green Hill Studios
  • Kalyspo Media
  • Laughing Jackal
  • Ludosity
  • Mediatonic
  • Milestone
  • Mojang
  • Onmi Systems
  • Prodigy Design
  • Ripstone
  • Roll7
  • Ronimo
  • Rovio
  • Shortround
  • Sperasoft
  • Sproing
  • Stormbasic
  • Straight Right
  • Targem
  • Tate
  • Techland
  • Tonika
  • Torus Games
  • Vector Cell
  • Virtual Toys
  • Vlambeer
  • Wizarbox
Add a comment3 comments
sits69  Feb. 25, 2013 at 16:36

I'm sure they knew they didn't have all 53 on board on Feb 20th but announced it anyway -- and then tidied it up at a later date. It's better PR to do it that way than to be honest up-front. And anyway, it's a foregone conclusion most of that original 53 will eventually be on the PS4 nonetheless.

snakeyes646464  Feb. 25, 2013 at 18:02

;)failstation 4, my ps3 was gathering dust for years...since mgs4 upto ni no kuni...best game ever.

DrTrouserPlank  Feb. 25, 2013 at 20:40

Confirmed or not, intent to develop for the console isn't the problem. This isn't the Wii U for Christ's sake where developers were publicly slamming the machine and ruling themselves out even before it had been released.

The issue is what is the machine really going to offer once it's on the shelf, and is it going to be able to steal a march on the next-box and maintain an advantage?

The PS3 was neutered by the 360 in terms of MS' far better marketing and ability to effectively turn PS3 games into 360 ports.

If the PS4 can either establish a firm base before the nextbox launches or can simply out-power it in terms of hardware, then the PS4 has nothing to worry about.

I'd like to see a return to form for Sony... all the while being kept honest by MS because that ensures lower prices for consumers.

As a owner of both current consoles, the PS3 was a big disappointment to me... and this coming from someone who never had an original xbox and had both previous PS'.


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