PlayStation Joins Asobu’s List Of Partners To Further Support Japanese Independent Studios


Posted on April 22, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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In terms of the overall goal for the coming PlayStation generation, it appears that Sony Interactive Entertainment does not aim to incorporate smaller teams into its first-party plans. From Bloomberg, the publication reports that the PlayStation company will be emphasizing on its efforts to prop up its blockbuster projects and the developers tied to the namely franchises.

However, there does appear to be more than what is on the surface. While upcoming plans are still unclear on behalf of PlayStation 5, the firm does show to be pursuing this next console lifespan more conservatively. In that, President & CEO Jim Ryan when speaking to Nikkie recently explained that the company is “quietly but steadily investing” towards new propositions for the PlayStation 5.

While the initial circumstance implicates that Sony Interactive Entertainment will be partitioning from smaller teams internally, that does not determine the same connotation elsewhere. On Thursday, indie studio hub Asobu announced to be partnering with PlayStation for the future of small-scale teams in Japan.

“Very happy to announce that @PlayStation is coming on board as an official asobu sponsor! A clear sign of their continuing efforts to reach out to and support Japanese indies,” the group announced on Twitter.” The organization also happens to partner with other companies as well like ID@Xbox, Makers Fund, Kowloon Nights, and Daysneo.

In conjunction with other partnerships, Sony Interactive Entertainment also collaborated with Iderto for the PlayStation 5. In that, the group will be developing platform-specific anti-cheat measures for the console along with other services that will be provided to developers as well. You can read the full report by heading here.

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