You’d suppose Sony could be all too completely satisfied to low cost PlayStation Retailer video games at a developer’s request, however we’ve been listening to for just a few weeks now that the Japanese large is being, nicely, lower than useful in that division. The most recent to talk out is Lucas Pope of Return of the Obra Dinn fame, which is at present half-price on virtually all platforms – besides, you guessed it, the PlayStation 4.
Requested whether or not Sony’s system would get the low cost, right here’s what Pope replied:
In isolation, it wouldn’t imply a lot, however this isn’t the primary time we’ve heard tales like this. The truth is, one eagle-eyed ResetEra poster has compiled all the particular person complaints of builders who’ve been unable to get their video games discounted on the PS Retailer. It’s, er, staggering actually, as we will solely think about promotions like this enhance general gross sales for builders, which the Japanese large pockets a cool 30 per cent minimize from.
This should be extraordinarily irritating for groups with their livelihoods on the road, and whereas PlayStation typically has an set up base that’s far too giant to disregard – look, it may possibly’t make the PS4 a very engaging platform to develop for. Hopefully that is one thing the producer can rectify swiftly, as a result of it’s unquestionably a nasty look from the place we’re sitting.
Heck, this writer would have purchased Return of the Obra Dinn at half-price! That is unhealthy information for everybody!