Sony Calling All Developers: Sign Up With Us, It's Worth It

March 26, 2013

About a month ago I reported on Sony tweeting about a new webpage they had put up, calling for indie developers to develop for them through a new easy four-step development process. Now, Sony is tweeting again, this time with a prettier new webpage that comes with developer quotes, graphics, and a list of benefits in working with Sony’s self-publishing process.

First, the tweet-vitation:


When you get to Sony’s Develop site, you’ll see the same information that was given to indie developers (albeit with a more attractive four step graphic), and a list of what makes the Playstation Network Self-Publishing Platform a good deal. You’ll also see the developer quotes, which you can view in our gallery below, which consists of Brian Provinciano (Retro City Rampage), Vander Caballero (Papo & Yo), and Alex Neuse (Runner 2) sharing their experiences with Sony’s Network platform, the PubFund, and other support they received while developing their games.

According to the site:

We Remove The Obstacles

  • No set-up fees to get licensed as an e-Publisher on PSN
  • Receive ESRB ratings FREE for all your digital titles
  • Streamlined submission process
  • DevKit Loaner Program (subject to availability and other restrictions)
  • Market your game to millions of PlayStation® fans through the PlayStation®Blog
  • A Platform for every project


  • Incentive based program intended to support platform-defining content on PS3™, PS4™, and PS Vita systems
  • Guaranteed royalties upon release of the Game in exchange for limited platform exclusivity
  • Additional Co-Marketing support on PlayStation® channels
  • Register as a PlayStation® Developer and apply for some of these amazing programs today!

The rest of the site consists of Sony selling the program even more, but you get the point. Sony’s really trying to expand their library, and now they’ve opened the doors to everyone. Remember to check out the develop quotes below, and let us know what you think about Sony’s initiative in the comments below. Will Sony return to the great era that was the PS2?


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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.

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