Ska Studios has been around for seven years, and during six of those it's had a close relationship with Microsoft. All of its games, from The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
to Charlie Murder
, have launched on Xbox 360 or Windows Phone only. Dead Samurai
won the Dream Build Play competition in 2007, serving as a catalyst for Ska's tight partnership with Microsoft.
"I've said it before: XBLA literally made all of my dreams come true," Ska founder James Silva said
And now for the twist: Ska's first next-gen game, Salt and Sanctuary
, will launch exclusively on Sony's PS4 and Vita. James and Michelle Silva, Ska's artist and community manager, made the announcement
"There were a bunch of factors that led to us deciding to publish Salt and Sanctuary
with Sony, but it really came down to an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm from them," James told Joystiq in an email. "They loved Salt and Sanctuary
, they loved our previous work, and maybe most importantly, they offered us Pub Fund support; after a bit of talking it became apparent that working together just made an insane amount of sense to us as both a business decision and a creative decision."