Weekends are traditionally the time when gamers get into their favorite games the most, on a home console playing a triple A budget title. From the PSOne to PS4, NES to Game Cube, Xbox to Xbox One, gamers love to get on their favorite systems playing one of Ubisoft, Activision, Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda or EA’s games — Rockstar’s too. I’m talking about the big boys here you see, but oh how the times have changed!
The independent development scene has been blazing its own trail on PC for years now, but the new consoles — especially PS4, has seen a new era come to life, with indie games thriving alongside big-budget titles. Simply turn on your PS4 and head to the indie section and you’ll see a plethora of free-to-play, as well as standard sale titles doing well there. You’ll also find the most unique and innovative experiences in the indie segment.
It’s a realization that Sony came to when forging the new console, lead by lead architect Mark Cerny, that if a next-gen console were to survive, it would need the backing of everyone who makes games. It was a good call.
So turn on your console, look at the indie titles on hand and give at least one a go. You’ll have a blast. Enjoy your weekend, friends.