Sony open to early access alphas and betas for Playstation games

Erik Johnson
Sony open to early access alphas and betas for Playstation games

As part of its continuing push to bring in more indie titles, Sony has revealed plans for player access to alpha and beta versions of games being developed for Playstation’s various platforms.

Joystiq reports that the flexibility in when a game is ready for public release isn’t just limited to PS4, but also PS3, Vita and Playstation Mobile.

"Yeah, if it doesn't have any bugs that are completely destroying the world," Adam Boyes, Sony America VP of publisher and developer relations said. "[CCP's Dust 514] is a great example of putting out content that you know is not final. If you want to monetize it, that's fine. I mean, if you want to put out a game that's playable and does pass the checklists and stuff, you can. If it doesn't sell and you can't support, you may not want to support, but we absolutely support that."

"We allow that on all of our platforms, that sort of continually updating and selling. Again, if people buy it and they're passionate about it, and you want to improve it and make it better over time you can."

Boyes statements follow Valve’s recently announced “early access” initiative, which allows players to purchase and provide feedback for Steam games still in development. 

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Tags: Sony , ps3 , psn , ps vita , PS4 , alpha , early access , Indie Games , MCV USA , PlayStation Mobile

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