Independent developers get same store front on handheld as on PlayStation 3

Sony brings indie games category to Vita

A new indie games category has been added to the PlayStation Store on Sony’s Vita handheld console.

Sony added the indie games page to the PlayStation 3 version of the store last month, but the changes were only made on the Vita today.

The company was keen to point out on its official blog that it has 50 indie titles in development for the Vita, which will nearly double the 53 already available in the indie store at launch.

“At PlayStation, we’re proud to support indie development, and our unrestrictive policies make it easier than ever for developers to launch games on PS Vita,” wrote PlayStation’s director of product planning and platform software innovation Don Mesa.

“We recognise that the unique perspective that indie developers deliver contributes to the success and future of the gaming industry. And we’ve learned as much from working with talented indie developers over the last several years as (we hope) they have learned from us.”

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