Sony Sinks $US20m Into Exclusive PlayStation Network Games

Not content to run a service where games already released on Xbox Live Arcade show up when it’s fixed, Sony Computer Entertainment America commits $US20 million over three years towards the development of more excellent PlayStation Network exclusive games.

Teasing aside, the PlayStation Network has been a hotbed of amazing exclusive titles, from Q-Games’ PixelJunk series and Thatgamecompany’s Flow and Flower. Sony has accomplished its mission of delivering unique games to PlayStation 3 owners, and now it just wants to keep up the trend.

To that end SCEA has invested $US20 million towards the development of new PSN games over the next three years. The money will go towards its first-party studios, as well as financing via the Pub Fund program, which provides development monies towards independent game development, as it did with Doublesix’s Burn Zombie Burn.

“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,” said Brandon Stander, director of PlayStation Network marketing, SCEA. “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.”

Games being produced under this new initiative include the ambient bio-mechanical space exploration game Eufloria, action-puzzler Okabu, crime simulator Payday: The Heist, and colourful puzzle platformer Papo & Yo.

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