Sony says “don’t be jerks” to indie devs


Sony has just revealed one of their biggest secrets for getting more indie developers to work for them. They have “discovered the secret” to gaining indie developers, by simply saying “don’t be jerks”.

Awhile back Sony was “fairly indie-friendly for a while now on paper, allowing self-publishing on PSN for more than five years.”

Now they have proven that the PS4 will be developer friendly and indies have been swarming in on the next-generation of gaming.

The account support manager of Sony Computer Entertainment America Nick Suttner says, “In the beginning we did a pretty poor job at explaining this, so we’ve spent the last 18 months putting the message out there that we’re a very open, easy platform holder to work with.

“At the same time, we’ve examined the process through the eyes of an indie, eliminating every roadblock and fee that we can along the way.”

He continues, “The indie PSN content and announcements you’ve seen so far this year are a direct reflection of those efforts. We’ve discovered the big secret behind indies wanting to work with you is this: don’t be jerks.”

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