Sony's PS4 Indie Launch Parity Clause Is More Parody
Posted by Sammy Barker
See what you did there
Microsoft’s holding a gun to the heads of indie developers, forcing them to deploy their wares on the Xbox One at the same time as other systems or forget releasing them on the format at all. This means that smaller studios without the bandwidth to produce multiple versions of their titles at once may be forced to launch on the PlayStation 4 at a later date – a bullying tactic which has rightfully drawn plenty of bad press over the past few weeks.
Sony could counter with a similar clause, of course, but that would undermine all of the great work that it’s done in the smaller studio space to date. Instead, publisher and developer relations executive Adam Boyes has opted to respond with a little parody, revealing the Japanese giant’s own release stipulations. It may be a little less accessible than the manufacturer’s hilarious used games trailer, but it’s still pretty funny, huh?