The smaller studies will have to make an extra expense.
Next June, with its launch date already announced, the new PlayStation Plus will be launched, which promises to be a revolution in Sony’s subscription service in order to be able to competir con el Xbox Game Pass commercially (although not directly).
In this way, in just two months we will have at our disposal the services Essential, Extra y Premium thus obtaining access to a huge number of games as we climb the levels of PlayStation Plus, so that the higher the level (and its price), the more benefits we will obtain. And in that sense, PlayStation Plus Premium will offer demos.
Demos are causing controversies among developers
Regarding these demos, it must be said that they will be timed game tests, so that we will have access to games before they are released to be able to test them. However, It seems that there is controversy with the way to carry them out.
This information comes to us from Game Developer, where they have reported that Sony has made demos mandatory on games over $34these should last at least a couple of hours, although the exception to this rule would be games already released (it would not affect retroactivity) and Virtual Reality titles.
This means that all developers who want to release a game on PS4 or PS5 with a price higher than that indicated will have to dedicate time, budget and resources to the development of these demosmust be released within three months of the game’s release and must be accessible for at least 1 year.
The reported report also indicates that these same demos can be customized so that, for example, they last less than two hours, although will be studied case by case.
In this way, it seems that this is sitting very badly on some developers, since, despite the fact that large companies will not have problems, those with lower profits may see these demos as quite a burden for the development of games on PS4 and PS5. We will have to see what ends up happening with these demos.
Related topics: PlayStation
Sign up for Disney + for 8.99 euros and without permanence