PlayStation Mobile Coveting Quality Ahead of Quantity
Posted by Sammy Barker
Turning down the volume
There’s no doubt that Apple’s massively successful App Store has had a disruptive impact on the games industry. But while it plays host to a wealth interactive gems, it’s also plagued by numerous sub-par experiences.
Sony’s hoping to change that with PlayStation Mobile, by ensuring that only high quality content makes its way onto the cross-platform service. Chatting with GamesIndustry International, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Jim Ryan explained:
[We're] ensuring that anything that is offered on this platform is of proper PlayStation quality. People [will] feel comfortable and safe that they are not going to inadvertently stumble upon any of the junk that exists in that wider marketplace.
Ryan added that it’s important Sony appropriately filters the content because the PlayStation brand is at risk otherwise. “Can we be completely laissez faire?” he pondered, “I don't think so because then we'll end up just like all the rest and that can't happen.”
Over 50 developers are currently working on PlayStation Mobile projects, with indie developers actively encouraged to sign up to the program. If you'd like to have a go at making your own PlayStation games, an open beta version of the software development kit can be downloaded from here.