Sony has introduced a new indie games category on the PlayStation Store, aiming to give indie devs additional exposure for their titles.
“This week, together with the Sony Network Entertainment team, we are happy to introduce a new indie game area to the PlayStation Store,” SCEE director of publisher and developer relations, Andrew Parsons said on the PS Europe Blog.
“This is an exciting space where indie content can receive additional exposure. It’s an opportunity to showcase the best of these great games for PS3 and PS Vita – and for this to be constantly refreshed with the latest releases and promotions. It’s the first and best place to go for indie content (though of course content can still be found through the normal channels too).”
Parsons also took the opportunity to tout the openness that currently abounds on the PlayStation platform.
“I’m delighted that the indie devs have really taken advantage of how open PlayStation is to this tremendous mix of designs and ideas, and that we’re happy to work with everything from traditional buy-and-play games, to free-to-play. We haven’t asked you to trade in sheep for games yet, but I’m sure it’ll come soon.”
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