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Sony Is Much Easier to Talk to and Work With Than Microsoft, Says Indie Dev

David Condolora of indie studio Brain & Brain (Burly Men At Sea) has revealed that his team’s experience of working with Sony has been “very good” and that the company has been “very supportive,” especially when it comes to indie projects. In an interview with Gamasutra following E3 2017, Condolora said that Sony is more “forthcoming and interested” than Microsoft, and is much easier to talk to and work with.

When quizzed about the lack of indies at Sony’s E3 showcase this year, Condolora said that the absence of smaller games took him by surprise given Sony’s history, and stressed that the company has supported indies “very well” over the last couple of years.

When asked if he thinks we’ll see a developer shift towards Microsoft considering that the company has been vocal about supporting indies as of late, Condolora said:

I think that Sony is still the biggest game in town. You want to be on a platform that has the most eyeballs on it. Our experience with Microsoft has sort of been the opposite of Sony and sort of what you’re describing. They may be a little more out there, but for a developer like us, where maybe our game is a little bit too small or niche for them to care too much about it behind the scenes. So there wasn’t the interest there.

He also said that he’s very interested in seeing how the Nintendo Switch develops going forward.

What do our readers think of the lack of indies at Sony’s E3 2017 showcase, which is unlike previous year’s conferences?

[Source: Gamasutra]

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017/06/25/dev-talks-ps4-indie-games-support/



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(Cough).......cross play....... (cough).



   

Hey! They got SONY on my amiibo! Wait a minute. Two great gaming tastes that game great together!

Switch FC: SW-0398-8858-1969

That's been the story since the start of the gen. Nothing new.



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SonytendoAmiibo said:
(Cough).......cross play....... (cough).

Because cross play is extremely important for indie developers?



Well, no duh. We all know that the villain of this anime we call "console wars" is Microsoft. Sony is the troubled hero and Nintendo comes in from time to time to save the day and "innovate." PC are the pompous high class and mobile gamers are filthy peasants.



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SonytendoAmiibo said:
(Cough).......cross play....... (cough).

Talk about irrelevant 



SonytendoAmiibo said:
(Cough).......cross play....... (cough).

Oh like Rocket league between PS4 and PC?

Or like FF14 thats is between PS4 and PC, and Xbox oh wait xbox has blocked that for the last 4 years.

And for actual on topic discussion - hasn't it been that way since the consoles launched?

Xbox had that archaic rule about indie games launching same day as xbox or not launching at all.  I think they got rid of it though, but it certaintly lasted for years.



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No surprise there. Sony been good to indies this gen.



V-r0cK said:
SonytendoAmiibo said:
(Cough).......cross play....... (cough).

Because cross play is extremely important for indie developers?

 

Rocket League.

   

Hey! They got SONY on my amiibo! Wait a minute. Two great gaming tastes that game great together!

Switch FC: SW-0398-8858-1969

SonytendoAmiibo said:
(Cough).......cross play....... (cough).

The thing is Rocket League like 80%+ of its users are on PS4, also they can play with PC users.

It doesnt effect PS4 users any that they dont have it with Xbox.

Minecraft? well its one game... who cares?

 

Also cross play =//= ease to work with.

They are 2 differnt things.