Sony certainly seems to be putting its money where its mouth is over this whole "we have to support indie devs
" thing. In a recent NeoGAF thread
, Rubicon Development
Managing Editor Paul Johnson revealed that the studio has received 4 PS Vita
development kits from Sony, free of charge.
"I can confirm that Sony was generous enough to loan us some kit," Johnson said, telling Gamasutra
that those kits are being used to port the indie's iOS strategy title Great Little War Game
to the Vita. "They really do seem to have gotten behind smaller developers, based on my own experience and from talking with other small devs, and I think they should be saluted for it."
Sony seems to be pretty aggressively courting indie developers, and if they can continue to entice small studios with loaner dev kits and the Vita's capacitive touch screen, we doubt Rubicon Development will be the only ones extending themselves from Apple's ecosphere to Sony's.