AAA’s or high profile and big budget games are not the only way to go. Sometimes, phenomenal indies can steal the spotlight and pull the rug from underneath everyone else. Sony is taking steps to ensure that these hidden gems are well represented.
Shuhei Yoshida, Head of PlayStation Indies SIE, took to the PlayStation Blog to announce the ‘PlayStation Indies‘ Initiative, which aims to cast the spotlight and showcase ‘the best indie games being published on PlayStation and the entire indie community as a whole.’
You can read an excerpt of the announcement below:
The indie community is increasingly important for the future of the video game industry, as AAA game development has grown so financially demanding that big companies are finding it harder to take risks to invest in new concepts that may or may not work. We trust indie developers with strong vision will continue to bring ideas that have never been tried before, creating whole new genres of games and advancing the art and meaning of video games. PlayStation has always embraced games with completely new concepts, like PaRappa the Rapper, Katamari Damacy, LittleBigPlanet, and Journey, and we look forward to seeing what surprising new ideas will come next!
More details about the initiative will be announced soon, but players will be able to enjoy some of the fantastic titles out there as a new indie game will be joining the PS Now roster of games every month, with Hello Neighbor kicking it off this July.
Along with this announcement, 9 indie titles will be revealed today and will make their way to both the PlayStation 4 and 5.