Sony’s New Publisher, Unities, Will Now Publish Games On Nintendo Switch and PC
For the most part, Sony and Nintendo have been rivals since the mid-1990s when Sony launched the Sony PlayStation. Since then, the vast majority of video games published by Sony have appeared on PlayStation consoles, but IGN reports that is about to change. A new studio formed under the label of Sony Music, Unties, will publish games for Nintendo Switch and PC.
Sony Music has announced that Unties first game will be Tiny Metal. The military-themed strategy title will be based on the Unreal engine and will be developed by Area35. The game will be available for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 21, 2017.
Since it is under the label of Sony Music, Unities is focused on the publication of indie games regardless of platform. In addition to Tiny Metal, Unties has two other PC games in the works and is considering porting them to VR and gaming consoles. Beyond those specific games, Sony Music said that it created Unities in order to draw attention to quality indie games that might get overlooked in the current market. In particular, Unites was created to in order to focus on the “indie game movement centered around North America,” which Sony says is “continuing to draw attention even within Japan.”
In regards to Unites’ decision to focus on platforms other than the PlayStation, the company said that its plan was to take advantage of Sony Music’s “vast entertainment business wisdom in order to expose them to as many consumers as possible.” In addition to other publishing duties, Unites will also be in charge of the PR and sales of its games across multiple different platforms.
While this move is a bit odd, it’s hardly the first time that Sony has published games on other platforms. Sony Online Entertainment was famous for its PC MMORPG Everquest though the studio has since been sold off.
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