Sony Revises European PS4 Developer List, Number Of Studios HalvedBy: Zach Walton - February 25, 2013
When the PS4 was announced last week, Sony listed a number of developers working on the platform. The list was huge, and it was pretty exciting to see such a large number of developers working on games for the system. Unfortunately, Sony screwed up, and the list is actually much smaller than what was initially presented.
Joystiq reports that the number of European developers working on PS4 game has been reduced by half. The initial report from Sony showed that 53 developers were working on games, but now the list only features 28 developers. That’s still a large stable of developers, but a number of high profile indie developers originally listed have confirmed that they’re not working on Sony’s hardware.
Among those big indie names include Mojang and Rovio, the studios responsible for Minecraft and Angry Birds respectively. The console version of Minecraft is exclusive to the Xbox 360, but Mojang is working on a number of other titles that could be made for the PS4. They haven’t decided on anything yet, however, so all hope is not lost.
Here’s the newly revised list of European developers working on PS4 games:
Despite losing a few heavyweights, the current stable of European developers is still pretty good. There are some talented studios represented here, and it’s exciting to see what they come up with on Sony’s next generation machine.
It should be noted that the current list of U.S. and Japanese developers have not changed. Even with the reduction in Europe, the PS4 still has plenty of developers making games for it.