Sony Contemplating Steam-like Early Access Program

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adam-boyesIn an ever expanding attempt to seize the indie market, Sony’s VP of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes stated in a recent Gamasutra interview that the idea has been discussed.

“That’s one of the massive conversations we have internally — that, at what point does [a game meet standards of release]? We still at some point ensure that we’re being mindful of the consumer. We don’t want somebody to stumble across that title and expect a full product, and have a negative experience.

At the same time, I’m like you — I want to help bootstrap people, to bootstrap them, to help them out. Like supporting the underdog for a sports team.”

Although no details were discussed, it is notable that other platforms are looking into the Early Access model to attract not only indie developers but players as well. PlayStation could possibly offer this as a special area…

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