De laatste maanden is Sony druk bezig met indie ontwikkelaars aan te trekken, zo schreven we eerder namelijk al dat Sony van plan is om evenementen te gaan organiseren speciaal gericht op indie studio’s om ze bij te staan.

Agostino Simonetta (senior account manager bij SCEE) wist daar vandaag nog aan toe te voegen dat Sony open zal staan om advies te geven aan indie ontwikkelaars waar dat nodig zal zijn. De indie ontwikkelaars kunnen zo vaak als dat nodig is aankloppen bij Sony.

We zien wel dat Sony zich groots inzet voor indie ontwikkelaars en hopelijk zal dit uiteindelijk wederzijds zijn.

The important thing is as a developer you have the right to completely disregard our comments. So what we’re seeing is a lot of developers ask for our feedback, and some developers implement it as well. The fact it is not mandatory to change anything has actually created a better atmosphere. They appreciate the feedback, and they have the freedom to do what they like.

And the same applies to the technical side. So the R&D group, they are there to support developers. If developers want to send their code in because they are struggling with a bug related to the platform, or optimization, or they want some advice, they can do that.

We often send engineers in, because sometimes it’s best to have an engineer on-site to be able to see a few programmers face-to-face. You don’t need to be a big publisher to get that; any company can get that. We do it with companies of any size.