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Jim Ryan on PlayStation exclusives and internal studios: “We don’t want products that are OK”
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and president Jim Ryan has discussed the company’s vision and the PlayStation 5 launch in China. He also explained why Sony tries to make “best games” and what it takes to create a new IP.
Indie devs on PlayStation charging $25,000 for promotion and “leaving behind so many titles”
Sony faced a new wave of criticism after it was revealed that PlayStation charges devs at least $25,000 for promotion. Indie developers started sharing their experiences of working with the company, pointing out the lack of support, bad discoverability, and low sales among other problems.
Neon Doctrine’s Iain Garner on working with PlayStation: “Their backend and process is straight out of the early 00s”
There are not many developers who openly share their experience of working with platform holders. But Neon Doctrine co-founder Iain Garner got so frustrated that he decided to “burn some bridges” with Sony.
Key points from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reviews: “A slick roller coaster with a nonsense plot”
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a new PlayStation 5 exclusive, was officially released on June 11. The game got 89/100 on Metacritic, based on almost 100 reviews. Critics praised Rift Apart for its visuals and the usage of new technologies but said that it’s almost the same old action-adventure when it comes to gameplay.
Cory Barlog defends employees from online harassers after God of War 2 delay: “Be angry with me”
Sony Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog stood up for his colleagues who have been receiving hateful messages after a sequel of God of War was delayed to 2022. He asked everyone to blame himself and not other developers.
Astro’s Playroom creator Team Asobi officially becomes Sony’s newest internal studio
Sony has officially announced the newest addition to the PlayStation Studios family, which is Team Asobi. The Japanese studio is known for creating Astro’s Playroom and will now focus on “colorful games for all ages.”
Sony expects operating profits for its gaming business to fall 5 percent in FY2021
Sony admits decision to shut down PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita was wrong
Days Gone Director John Garvin: “If your game is coming out to a 70 [on Metacritic], you’re not going to be the creative director for very long”
Report: Sony’s obsession with AAA blockbusters damages small studios and leads to high turnover
Sony’s decision to focus on AAA games and to almost stop supporting smaller games and studios might be a good business move. However, this strategy has already led to staff turnover, Days Gone 2 rejection, and other internal issues.
Indie developers on losing their PS Vita games and income after store’s closure: “It’s a real shame”
Sony’s plans to close PS3, PSP, and PS Vita stores have affected not only gamers but also a lot of indie developers. They are at risk of losing games they spent years developing and their money forever.
Sony stealthily closes old web version of PS Store, preventing people from buying PS3, Vita, and PSP games
Over the weekend, Sony closed an old web version of the PlayStation Store without even informing its users. It seems that people will now have trouble trying to buy digital copies of PS3, PSP, and Vita games and DLCs.