Sony have announced that they’re launching the PlayStation Indies, a new program that’s designed to help spotlight some of the incredible indie games that will be coming to PS4 and PS5. In order to do so, Sony will be revealing 9 brand new indie that’ll be coming to PlayStation over the coming months.
Today, we’re revealing nine independent titles coming to PlayStation. Stay tuned throughout the day for updates on each game: https://t.co/1TnfonY8Ae #PlayStationIndies pic.twitter.com/yYXAxo59eo
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 1, 2020
In a blog post regarding the announcement, Head of PlaySation Indies Shuhei Yoshida states: “The indie community is increasingly important for the future of the video game industry, as AAA game development has grown so financially demanding that big companies are finding it harder to take risks to invest in new concepts that may or may not work. We trust indie developers with strong vision will continue to bring ideas that have never been tried before, creating whole new genres of games and advancing the art and meaning of video games.” He also remarks that he couldn’t get that Bugsnax song out of his head, which I’m sure we can all relate to.
As part of Sony’s effort to better support indies going forward, they’ve revealed that a new indie game will be added to the PlayStation Now service every month, with July seeing the inclusion of Hello Neighbor. There will also be nine new game reveals announced throughout the day, with the 2D action adventure “Metroidvania” F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch kicking off the proceedings.
This was followed by the reveal of Maquette, a first person recursive puzzler where every object and building is both huge and tiny at the same time. The game was revealed back in February, but now we know it’s coming to both PS4 and PS5.
Next up is Where The Heart Is, a narrative adventure game that attempts to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.
Creaks, from Amanita Design, is a 2D adventure with a brilliant art style that’s launching on PS4 in a few weeks.
Heavenly Bodies is a physics based space puzzler that’s set to launch on PS4 and PS5 in 2021, so you’ll be waiting for a little while for this one to come out. Perhaps it’ll kill the time before Pragmata launches.
Recompile is a hacking-based platformer coming to PS5 where you control a sentient virus intent on achieving The Singularity, with your playstyle determining the kind of AI you become.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a cartographer, then Carto could be for you. It’s a puzzle game where players can rearrange the pieces of a map to solve puzzles. It sounds odd, but could be a genuine hit when it launches on PS4.
The rest of the reveals will be announced via the various PlayStation accounts, so we’ll throw links to the other games up here throughout the day.
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