PlayStation and Xbox united in support for indie games

PlayStation and Xbox united in support for indie games

Sony and independent games, a relationship that will also continue on PlayStation. Despite some criticism of the system currently underway for the selection of games and some promotion methods, the Japanese giant seems to have decided to continue on the path of supporting independent developers. As announced today, with the favor of Shuhei Yoshida (Head of Independent Developer Initiative in SIE), in fact, a partnership has been inaugurated that will allow small developers to have access to resources to make their games better.

The incubator is called IGI and is sponsored by various companies in the world of video games. The creator is Marvelous, who in collaboration with Ludimus, Head-High and Game BCN will facilitate the work of independent developers. Consequently, within the Collaborators section (probably in charge of providing technologies and support) we find different realities, which are not just about PlayStation. In fact, the list includes Steam, Criware, Unity, Epic Games, Nvidia and even Microsoft, with its ID @ Xbox.

If Yoshida has expressed himself in favor of this partnership, the same can also be said for the house of Redmond. "Microsoft is happy to support IGI, Indie Game Incubator and to work with Japanese independent developers", the words of Chris Charla, which clearly echo the strategy that will be followed by Xbox over the next few years. Strategy, therefore, which apparently is also shared by PlayStation.

IGI is an incubator also managed by some companies that work directly in the engineering field of personal computers and video games. Just think, for example, of Intel. The absence of AMD is obviously quite strange, considering that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S (as well as Xbox Series X) move thanks to hardware developed by the company that responds to Lisa Su. However, it is not excluded that in the near future more companies in the tech world will push towards these realities, given the ever and growing applications of technologies once distant from this fantastic reality.

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