Sony Announces Quarterly Indie Developer Events and Why I'm Buying a PS4

Good evening everyone.

Sony has announced that they will begin to host quarterly indie developers events at Sony offices in London later this year.


Develop reports that Sony will begin to hold these events at its London offices this year.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe senior account manager Agostino Simonetta said the events would be open to the entire development community. The events will be used to offer the latest updates on Sony's PS4, PS3 and Vita platforms and will be used to discuss topics such as how the PSN is performing and how the install base is looking.

Although the main target of these events are European developers, indie developers from all around the world are also invite. Sony Computer Entertainment is looking at starting the scheme in September but details and dates have yet to be finalized for these events.

Mr.Simonetta states...

"You know we do these things very regularly with all our partners, but with the indie community, it is so vast and they are spread out, that it is hard for me to go and work with developer days in the Middle East. So while we do these things, we want to make sure it is that on a regular basis. With the great success we are having actually of indie developers registering, we are seeing incredible numbers of new companies coming to the platform. There is a real sense that PS4 and Vita as well, PS3 still has a long life- that this is a great opportunity for them to come back to console."

"We are really accelerating and changing the way we approach this, So before was more of a narrow cast, now there is a real opportunity for us to go what I call broadcast- a lot more visibility to be able to answer the questions."

As for the reason why Sony has decided now is the time to start this venture, Simonetta explained that the huge influx of interest from indie developers warranted recognition.

"I can tell you I have been there for four years, and one of my colleagues as been in third-party relations for ten years, and we've never seen anything like this. And this is not just PS4, it applies to Vita and PS3 as well."


I think this is great news for Indie devs.

Nothing is better than seeing an artist given the tools to see their vision or creation come to life and let the world see and experience his/her work.

Now for the other part of this blog.


Why I'm Buying A PS4

 Now before I go any further with this I want you guys to know something.

I was already planning on buying a PS4 way before the DRM policies and the negative PR nightmare that happened with Microsoft.

I have never owned a Sony console in the past, I've played on the consoles, I have played all of their consoles including PSP(not the Vita). However at the time of these consoles I was interested in other exclusives on other consoles. Halo on Xbox and Legend of Zelda on Wii.

These new exclusives interest me a lot and I would like to play these games very much on the new console, Killzone, Infamous and The Order 1886. These games interest me a lot and make me want to own a PS4 simply for these games.

The exclusives on the PS4 look great, the system looks great, the controller looks great.

I look forward to play those games on the PS4.

Thank you for reading.

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