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PlayStation Committed to First Party Despite Competition

by William Schwartz


Taking one look at Sony’s first party lineup of content exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and you’ll find a long list of high quality gaming experiences.  To suit all flavors of gamer, Sony’s investment in these unique experiences isn’t going away any time soon.  In fact, the company is more dedicated than ever to bringing these fresh games to their fan-base, and plan to distinguish themselves from the competition in the process.  The company believes they treat their third and first party studios in such a way that’ll return dividends in the future, despite the methods that the competition (Nintendo, Microsoft) do.

“We’re not like some other game platforms,” said Jack Buser in a recent interview with Industry Gamers.  We don’t say  “Put your game out here on the App Store and maybe you’ll be one of these 10 featured apps if we feel like it right now, and then the rest of you guys can all go out of business.’ Or some other platform owners who are saying, ‘Look, we’re gonna make all the great games and if you guys can maybe make a great game on our platform, good luck but we’re not going to help you much.’ Or some other guys who say ‘Hey, we hand-picked you and we’re gonna shove a bunch of money in your pocket and the rest of you guys can all dial the 800 number and try to dial through to the front desk.”

2011 was a big year for Sony’s first party games on the PlayStation 3.  Highly rated titles like LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3, inFamous 2, Resistance 3, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception gave gamers something to put in their console at every step of the way throughout the year.  If the company’s rumored lineup for 2012 is any indication, the console is set to have another year full of great games.  From Naughty Dog’s jaw dropping reveal of The Last of Us at this year’s video game awards, to the rumored inbound reveal of Sony Santa Monica’s God of War 4 it doesn’t look like Sony is letting up off the gas any time soon.

- This article was updated on:December 4th, 2017

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