Sony open to paid alpha games, cites Dust 514 as example

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 09:50 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4 is opening up to indies in a big way, and Sony’s VP of publishing Adam Boyes has said at GDC that the company is open to the idea of paid alphas – like Minecraft PC – in future.

Speaking with Joystiq, Boyes said, “[Dust 514] is a great example of putting out content that you know is not final. If you want to monetize it, that’s fine.

“I mean, if you want to put out a game that’s playable and does pass the checklists and stuff, you can. If it doesn’t sell and you can’t support, you may not want to support, but we absolutely support that.”

As long as it doesn’t involve game or system-breaking bugs then Sony will consider it, essentially.

What do you think? Is this a positive step? Let us know below.

Thanks Destructoid.