“That’s one of the massive conversations we have internally — that, at what point does [a game meet standards of release]? We still at some point ensure that we’re being mindful of the consumer. We don’t want somebody to stumble across that title and expect a full product, and have a negative experience.
At the same time, I’m like you — I want to help bootstrap people, to bootstrap them, to help them out. Like supporting the underdog for a sports team.”
Although no details were discussed, it is notable that other platforms are looking into the Early Access model to attract not only indie developers but players as well. PlayStation could possibly offer this as a special area of the PlayStation Store or serve titles with the upcoming PlayStation Now service.
Early Access seems like a program that makes you pay to be a beta tester and I’m not sure I want that. There are plenty of people out there that do though, so perhaps you’ll have one more place for it.
Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!