Sony funding for PSN exclusives

At last week’s Game Developers’ Conference (GDC), Chris Eden from Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced the Sony “Pub Fund”, a scheme in which Sony will guarantee royalties to match the development budget for Playstation Network (PSN) exclusive games.

The first company to benefit from this program is doublesix for their new title, Burn Zombie Burn.

This is apparantly a global scheme aimed at increasing the number of titles on PSN and it looks like great news for consumers and developers (provided the game downloads don’t use too much bandwidth). Personally, I’m a big fan of the Playstation platform, and I prefer downloadable games over games on physical media.

Game developers can request more information by contacting Sony’s development relations team at: devrel-scea@playstation.sony.com.

So, has anyone from Perth contacted them yet? I’m going to send an email later this week.

Information via gameindustry.biz, IGN, and various other sources.

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