Sony is investing the bulk of its efforts with the PlayStation 5 into blockbuster games, and according to the Wall Street Journal, that’s left indie developers and smaller publishers feeling like outsiders. But speaking anonymously with author Takashi Mochizuki, one executive explained that it’s not a problem because the platform is simply “too large to ignore”.
There’s a hint of arrogance to this statement, but it’s not exactly incorrect. At the end of the day, virtually all third-party titles end up on PlayStation, because the market is enormous. Still, there’s a definite danger that the platform holder could end up initially missing out on indie success stories, so it needs to be careful here.