Sony’s Brian Silva confirmed publicly today at IndieCade in Los Angeles that the company does pay developers to use their games in PlayStation Plus promotions, either as part of the Instant Game Collection or in sales, Shacknews reports.
“They come to you with a deal,” Futurlab’s Kirsty Rigden told GamesIndustry in August. “They say, we’ll give you this much money if we can have the game for free, or exclusive, or money off, or a combination. There are a lot of different ways you can do it. The amount of money that they’ll suggest will be relevant to the package.”
Silva’s comments today, though, are the first public confirmation of that sort of deal from Sony themselves. It’s admirable that even for a deal that could easily be presented as a way for indies to “get their names out there,” as it were, Sony is paying them.