Flower (PS3)
Sony Sinking $20 Million into PSN Exclusive Games
Written Wednesday, July 13, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Sony prides itself on bringing innovative and unique games to the PlayStation Network, and with titles like Flower, the PixelJunk series, Fat Princess and Joe Danger, the PSN has delivered some pretty great stuff over the years. But Sony isn't resting on its laurels and so has today announced plans to invest $20 million into exclusive PSN games over the next three years.

"So what does this mean for you as a gamer? It means more unique, fun, innovative, edgy and higher quality game experiences on PSN that you won’t find anywhere else!" exclaims the announcement post on the US PlayStation Blog. The first titles that are part of this three-year plan are quirky PSN games Eufloria, Okabu and Papo & Yo,which have already garnered accolades at this year's E3.

"Under this investment, we’re committed to delivering titles that have innovative gameplay mechanics, vibrant visuals, interesting storylines and an artistic element to interactive entertainment that can only be found on PlayStation Network," concludes the post. Lovely stuff. Look forward to more idiosyncratic and quirky PSN titles in the future.


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Comment #1 by jday222
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 12:05:40 PM
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Sweet! Pixel Junk series and Fat Princess were great exclusives!! Good Job Sony!! Keep it up!

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Comment #2 by Pvt Rain
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 12:14:36 PM
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Good to hear really its one thing Xbox shines at and that is there live games and well cross game voice chat lol nice to see something being done on Sony's part to help smooth the gap.

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Comment #3 by Colon_Commando
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 12:30:36 PM
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I've stuck with Playstation for the exceptional exclusive titles, frankly Halo and Gears of War never impressed me. Yeah, I've now became a Playstation fanboy but I still love my exclusive titles, and it keeps the new gamers here too!

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Comment #4 by NTKrist
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 12:34:35 PM
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Comment #5 by BADFELLA
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 01:07:30 PM
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theres plenty of games ox xbox that aint on psn this is good new joe dander is a personal fave 8)

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Comment #6 by om77
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 01:26:50 PM
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@#4 ur sweet is seconded...
Im lookin forward to this...

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Comment #7 by BrightonBeach1992
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 01:39:20 PM
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i want parappa the rapper back. How about bringing back old school psone exclusives?

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Comment #8 by Rorek
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 02:37:48 PM
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... Twenty million in todays industries is not really much. So, I'm not really feeling a need to get "giddy" about such news. It seems like we're getting two indy style/themed games, and I'm sure that is about all we'll see. Unless somehow we're lucky enough to get one more title. I just don't see the enthusiasm. Meh.

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Comment #9 by Jonotrek
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 02:53:47 PM
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@8 You're right $20 million isn't much - but if you look at it from a small developer's point of view... say Sony says we'll give you X amount of money for development cost if you become Sony exclusive - might be worth it - if you can also sell those games through the PlayStation store for mobile devices too

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Comment #10 by I_Shoot_Stuff
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 02:58:51 PM
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Better be some games to get my rock hard.

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Comment #11 by sanchezz4387
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 03:27:05 PM
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Will they come with online passes?

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Comment #12 by mitcho2013
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 04:09:07 PM
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probably not since they are PSN titles. I have never played a PSN title that made you buy an online pass.

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Comment #13 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 07:33:59 PM
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@ 12 Most games are coming with online pass that you have to buy if you get the game used. Like Dead Space 2, Homefront, Mortal Kombat and many more needs a pass. Most likely these sort of games will not require one

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Comment #14 by crotchbuffet87
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 09:54:28 PM
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Comment #15 by Banacheckfps
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 10:07:54 PM
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In todays market small dev's companys will jump at the chance to make games, and I bet we will see some good PSN games over the next few years.

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Comment #16 by nikolaronaldo
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 12:50:55 AM
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I don't plan on getting anything.. although "Papo & YO" looks pretty cool not gonna lie :$

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Comment #17 by dante_kinkade
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 01:59:38 AM
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Both games look like a combination of fun and cute. I'll most likely be getting both. :3 what can I say, I'm a sucker for cute things.

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Comment #18 by Jimbo76
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 02:49:29 AM
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Trine 2 will do, release it already! also 20 million dollars isn't much, that's not even 15 million quid. peanuts man.

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Comment #19 by Dawnbr3aker
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 03:00:02 AM
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20million isnt much? I think i can live off of 20million.

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Comment #20 by care_bear_kiIIer
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 06:05:41 AM
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i see sony still has 19,999,999 left

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Comment #21 by SkiLLz-uK
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 11:14:33 AM
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@20 judging by those cartoony titles, im not surprised haha!

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Comment #22 by x2495IV
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 01:32:04 PM
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I liked almost none of the exclusives. Thanks Sony.

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Comment #23 by jamie9000000
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 03:08:19 PM
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is that a facepalm i see in the second picture :D

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