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Over 1,000 developers are now licensed to self-publish with Sony
Over 1,000 developers are now licensed to self-publish with Sony
March 28, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

March 28, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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Newsbrief: Sony announced today that it has licensed more over 1,000 developers to self-publish games on the company's hardware worldwide.

A minor but significant fraction of those developers -- 200 or so, to be more specific -- signed on to self-publish with Sony after the company revealed its PlayStation 4 console during a press event in February of last year.

It's pretty common to see platform holders trumpeting about their install base or sales numbers, but much less common to see them highlighting seller numbers.

The news comes shortly after the company rendered its ATF game development toolset open source and laid off employees at three of its largest UK-based studios.


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Jason French
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really? No comments? C'mon Internet. Where you at?

Mike Kasprzak
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Embarrassingly, I started the paperwork a year ago, before the big push. Got busy with things, and now it's the oldest "marked as unread" email in my inbox. :X

Steve Cawood
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I'm proud to say I've become one of those licensed developers. Sony have been very supportive.

Alan Barton
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That sounds very good news. I've not been through Sony's submission process for some years, so I was wondering if someone would be interested in helping to explain (for us indies :) what this self-publish submission process is now like and how you found it with your new game?

James Coote
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I would definitely advise devs apply to Sony with a demo in hand as if Sony like it (or just understand what it is you're making), they can really help smooth a process that is otherwise a lot of hoop jumping.

James Coote
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Double Post...


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