Forums - Sony Discussion - 149: the number of 3rd party developers/publishers for PS4!

MB1025 said:
So we have a thread talking about the awesome 3rd party support and now we needed another one to put a number on it?

It would appear so



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HappySqurriel said:
150 is really not that many at this point in time ...

A large portion of PS3 and XBox 360 games took 3 (or more) years to produce, with the level of graphics people are expecting from the PS4 that will (probably) be the norm for that platform (with big budget games potentially taking 4+ years), and you usually see 200+ games released every year for a platform that has strong third party support.

Essentially, 150 development teams could probably produce 150 games a year for the Nintendo DS, 100 games a year for the Wii/3DS/PSP, 50 to 75 games a year for the PS3/XBox 360/Wii U/PS-Vita, or 25 to 50 games a year for the PS4/'XBox 720' ...

150 is a whole lot more than for other next-gen systems that we know about. And no, most 3rd party games (by far) took 2 years or less to develop. Add in the fact that PS4 is much more dev friendly than PS3 - right from the start, and this is even more impressive. A PS4 game should not take more time to develop than a PS3 game.

Keep in mind that many of these are huge publishers with many development teams, so the actual number of developers and, thus, games being worked on is higher than it appears.



Cleary397 said:
i love how the lists include the Sony divisions. As if its a possibility they wouldnt develop for it

Ever heard of Sony Japan?



Let's see how many of these actually turn into games. Didn't we see similar lists for Wii U, Vita and 3DS? Maybe not as many (I remember them being around 100-120) but still, I need to see dem games first!

Impressive list, though. Most of the usual suspects which is a good sign.



 

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Conegamer said:
Let's see how many of these actually turn into games. Didn't we see similar lists for Wii U, Vita and 3DS? Maybe not as many (I remember them being around 100-120) but still, I need to see dem games first!

Impressive list, though. Most of the usual suspects which is a good sign.

Do Nintendo ever make 3rd party lists? I don't remember one for WiiU at least. They talked about helping 3rd parties and working with them etc. but I never got the impression that many had pledged support at the time (or even now).



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Ok so the interesting question is...who's missing? Epic? Who else?



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Conegamer said:
Let's see how many of these actually turn into games. Didn't we see similar lists for Wii U, Vita and 3DS? Maybe not as many (I remember them being around 100-120) but still, I need to see dem games first!

Impressive list, though. Most of the usual suspects which is a good sign.

I do not see the PS4/Xbox following the same path as the wii-u in terms of gaming support. Companies have supported PS3/Xbox very well, and they are wanting to release on these new platforms. As the tech is more PC friendly, its quite obvious there will be less problems for Sony this time around for software products early in its life.

Wii-u is screwed for software support and will get some ports of games, but as the PS3/Xbox sales start to wane (which they already are) so will the amount of ports being made.



4k1x3r said:
But that list sounds stupid to me, where the fuck is Quantic Dream x)


They are the sleeping giants. David Cage's "amazing old man" demo pretty much made the day for me.



ghettoglamour said:
Ok so the interesting question is...who's missing? Epic? Who else?

Valve



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