PlayStation’s Shuhei Yoshida announced the launch of the PlayStation Indies initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to support indie devs capable of advancing the medium though risky untested concepts. This, according to an official blog post, is becoming increasingly relevant “as AAA game development has grown so financially demanding that big companies are finding it harder to take risks to invest in new concepts that may or may not work.”
The platform holder unveiled 9 titles that will be coming to PS4 and PS5 among other platforms.
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
In this dieselpunk-inspired action platformer, you will play a battle-hardened bunny wielding a massive metal fist to fight through a city conquered by evil machines. Coming to PS4 and PC.
A puzzler set in a world nested inside of itself recursively. The title will be available on PS4 and PS5, as well as Steam.
Where the Heart Is
Where the Heart Is is a narrative adventure coming exlusively to PS4 in 2020.
A hand-sketched puzzler from Amanita Design. It’s set to launch in 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
A physically simulated zero-gravity adventure debuting in 2021 on PC, Mac, PS4 and PS5.
A hacking-themed platformer that is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X and Steam.
A puzzler published by Humble Games, which is coming to PS4 and PC.
Haven is a co-op RPG adventure in which the player controls two characters and combines their abilities. The game is due out in 2020 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam.
The first installment in the series that will be real-time. It will also feature the battle royale mode and crossplay — Worms Rumble will launch in 2020 on Steam, PS4 and PS5.
As part of the initiative, Sony will also be adding a new indie title to the PlayStation Now service every month, starting with Hello Neighbor in July.