Originally Posted by stevorkz
Exactly...thank you for proving my point. They're nothing but a money leeching corporation and this good guy sony attitude in which they want to help the indie devs isnt fooling anyone. I put it in quotes because indie game developers coming from them is a very nice term for homebrew idiots who have been supporting cfw machines.
My point is they clearly have never been impressed with anyone making homebrew and distributing it amongst people who have cfw on there consoles...until they realized money could be made off of them.
Yeah, it is very uncommon that a company wants to make money. I think Sony is one of the few companies that wants to make money. I'm not sure how the other companies are able to stay in business when their goal is not to make money, but still making new games and hardware, and also paying full salary to their employees.
Seriously though, why is it a complain that a company is trying to make money on a funding project like this? It is simply a business opportunity that is presented. If someone doesn't want any part of it, then that is their own choice. For others, maybe they see this is a good opportunity. It is about gaming business, it isn't about impressing someone on a forum or similar. These funding projects are also a good way to hunt for great talents
Why are you calling people who support cfw with homebrew for idiots?
A lot of indie developers are not depended on cfw machines. Using a PC will give everything that a cfw machine can do, and a lot more. The biggest indie gaming scene is afterall on PC for this reason.
Out of curiousity, how do you expect them to show that their impressed with cfw? It is understandable that companies tries to patch exploits on closed systems. How do you know that they are not impressed with some of the work on cfw? How do you expect them to show this? I actually don't think that Sony hate homebrew, but they hate the exploits being used.
Originally Posted by stevorkz
"I really encourage submissions from recent graduates, game incubators and young start-ups to take a shot at this"
Here's my prediction : You've won congratulations! Keep your young and gullible eyes distracted on this "impressive" £25,000 cheque while we write in extremely fine cryptic print on the page you're about to sign, that we own the rights to your game.
Now tell me sony wouldnt do that
I have no idea what the terms are for this XDEV project, but this is a likely possibility indeed, that is true. This is however very common among publishers, and it is understandable. The publishers are afterall the ones who take all the financial risk by funding and publishing a game. This is not a risk free process, especially with new IPs. That is why the publishers usually want to keep the IP, because they want to secure that (it comes back to business).
The rules for this XDEV project are probably available somewhere, so it shouldn't be cryptic. It should also be widely known by game developers that if you get someone else to publish your game, be prepared to give up the IP. Sony does allow self publishing on PSN by the way, so that is also an opnion (i'm not sure how this process works however).