When it comes to exclusives, Sony excels. And they're well aware of that fact so they'll continue to support exclusive content.
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has announced a three-year, $20 million investment plan specifically for the development of exclusive PlayStation Network titles. This also includes financial support for the Pub Fund, a unique program for independent developers announced back at the Game Developers Conference in 2009.
We've already seen some of the highest-rated and most popular downloadable games in existence on the PSN; the likes of Joe Danger , Critter Crunch , Flower and the PixelJunk series have really made the digital world worth experiencing. The Pub Fund shows Sony's dedication to keeping independent quality alive and kicking; SCEA "helps with game design and marketing plans but allows the developer to own the game's intellectual property, publish the title and set the price."
Future games slated to release under this model include Eufloria , Okabu , Papo & Yo , and the recently revealed PAYDAY: The Heist . Said Brandon Stander, SCEA director of PlayStation Marketing:
"PlayStation Network is poised to deliver an enviable line-up of exclusive and imaginative games this year, with highly anticipated first-party titles like thatgamecompany's Journey and PixelJunk Sidescroller. We're doubling down on PlayStation Network software, and under this additional investment over the next three years, we anticipate a steady flow of high-quality titles that can't be found anywhere else."