Shuhei Yoshida presented today Playstation indies, as part of their initiative to give greater visibility to independent PlayStation games within the increasingly competitive video game market. Yoshida, an indie gaming enthusiast, has been the visible head of the PlayStation Indie Initiative since last November.
“I am delighted to formally announce the PlayStation Indies Initiative. With PlayStation Indies, we hope put the focus and support the best of the best indie games that are going to be released on PlayStation, and in the indie community as a whole. Our goal is to make PlayStation the best place to develop, find and play great indie games.Yoshida has declared.
He himself has stated that “Indie studios are becoming increasingly important in the industry, as AAA game development has become so “financially demanding” that it’s increasingly difficult for large companies to take risks and invest in new concepts that may or may not , function“
“We are confident that indie developers with a strong vision will continue to bring ideas that have not been tried before, creating new genres of games, and progressing in the art and meaning of video games. PlayStation has always embraced games with entirely new concepts such as PaRappa the Rapper, Katamari Damacy, LittleBigPlanet, and Journey, and we can’t wait to see what new ideas will surprise us in the future! “
Although more details will follow shortly, two more details have been confirmed. As of now, and as part of this PlayStation Indies initiative, tevery month PS Now will also add a separate game to its catalog, starting with Hello Neighbor in July.
In addition, throughout the day today, and as part of the debut of PlayStation Indies, They will announce 9 imaginative titles that will reach both PS4 and PS5. As these titles are unveiled, we will be updating this article and adding new details.
One of the first has been Where the heart is, a narrative adventure of a surrealist nature that will review the journey of a man on his return home through the choices that have marked his life. It will come to PS4 in the winter of 2020, from the hand of the veterans of Armature Studio.
Their plot will begin on a rainy night, in which Whit Anderson falls through a mysterious hole that appears on the family farm. As if it were a dream, moments of his life will appear before him, which he will be able to explore and make different choices to change the course of his life, and that will make us consider choices as to what we would have chosen to make Whit a better person.
Another one of these games is Maquette, a puzzle game, although perhaps it is more fair to say that it is a story full of puzzles. Maquette will transport us to a recursive world, which is repeated to infinity, and our task will be to recover memories of a couple in love using creative thinking to solve the enigmas that await us.
F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch It has been another of the games announced. It is an action adventure dieselpunk which has as its protagonist an anthropomorphic rabbit that carries a huge metal fist with weapons. It will be released on PS4 soon, although without specifying dates.
This article was published in Hobby Consolas by Alberto Lloret.