In recent years, we’ve seen how unfinished games CAN be profitable, a prime example being Minecraft.
Since then, Steam has seen many Alpha and Beta builds of games, a few standouts being DayZ, The Forest, Rust, Starbound, and Kerbal Space Program. Now, the Playstation Network might be building up to something similar.
In an interview with GameSutra, Sony of America VP Adam Boyes said
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.
One thing he is sure of is that if this is implemented, Early Access games WILL have to adhere to a tech standard that Sony is actually discussing now.
Are you excited by the prospect of Early Access games in consoles? Wary of them? I am, look at that DayZ clone that failed. Let us know what you think in the comments below, or tweet us @NerdworkTweets