Sony Announces Exclusive Indie Games for PS4 and PS Vita

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  • Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013.
    (Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid)
    Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013.
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
August 20, 2013|3:34 pm

Sony announced new indie games for the PS4 and PS Vita at Gamescon in their attempt to remain an indie friendly company.

Rogue Legacy will be making its way as a Playstation 4 exclusive, and both the console and the Vita will be getting a new version of The Binding of Isaac (Rebirth), reports Engadget.com.

Hotline Miami 2 and Guns of Icarus Online will be making their console debut on both systems.

Phil Fish creator of Indie game Fez, spoke out against the Xbox One on PS4's opportunities for indie games.

"PS4 seems to be doing everything right. It's too early to tell how everything is going to unfold but their heart definitely seems to be in the right place. Which is a weird thing to say when talking about giant monolithic corporation, but there's a handful of people working at Sony today who are really trying to do some good. And whether or not I would develop for it comes down to how the platform holder treats me. With Microsoft they've made it painfully clear they don't want my ilk on their platform. I can't even self-publish there. Whereas on PS4, I can. It's that simple. Microsoft won't let me develop for their console. But Sony will," he said to Polygon.

Fish's sentiments about the PS4 are correct, especially with Sony's strong showing and support for Indie games at the E3 conference.

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"We absolutely love scouring the earth for the most creative and innovative developers," said Adam Boyles, vice president of third party relations at SCEA according to ComputerandVideoGames.com.

Unlike the Xbox, PS4 is affording Indie developers the ability to self-publish games in hopes that premium content will reign triumphant on the console.

"Our vision is crystal clear: to continue to lead the console space as the most open and inclusive platform for developers, while providing gamers with an endless variety of beautiful, challenging and fantastic experiences," Boyles said.

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