Studio Wildcard would love Sony to introduce an Early Access programme for PS4.
The team behind hit PC Early Access game ARK: Survival Evolved’s creative boss Jesse Rapxzak told Gamespot: We’re excited about PS4. We wish Sony had an early access program, and a lot of people have been asking us for it.
There are a few exceptions that we’re not quite sure why they made an exception for one game or the other, but ARK is in the state where at present time, unless it’s finished, it’s not coming out on PS4 until they have some other program that allows us to do that.
It feels weird to say this, but fortunately the Sony players will benefit greatly from the Xbox Early Access. Even though they’re different platforms, they’re both consoles. Console gamers have lots of similarity; it doesn’t matter what platform you’re playing on. That being said, all of the feedback we’re getting from Xbox is really great for whatever console we ever launch ARK on.”
Sony has considered an Early Access programme in the past, and even allowed Dungeon Defenders II to launch on the system in an unfinished state.