Its all very well that PS3 gamers have been left to fend for themselves since the PSN was orignally downed 6 days ago. Granted, Sony have to be losing out too as gamers are unable to download new content including movies and the hugely popular PSX classic titles. But what about the humble, independent games developers?
Indie games are certainly a niche market but that said, they’re still very popular amongst many different PS3 gamers, from the casual to the hardcore. Developers including Q-games have spoken out of the impact that the continued and seemingly unending PSN downtime has had on them.
With regards to Q-games in particular, Dylan Cuthbert stated that…
“PSN being out definitely affects our bottom line, but as long as the people who were going to be playing Shooter 2 and other PixelJunk titles will get right back in there playing them when it comes back up we’ll be happy and hopefully income won’t be dented too much… Sony has contacted us to let us know they are working as hard as they can 24 hours a day to fully correct and secure the breach… Apart from that we don’t know any other information. Fingers crossed they’ll get it up and running very soon.”
Unfortunately it seems Sony have been just as frugal with eagerly anticipated updates for Q-games as well as with the 70 million PSN members affected.
We certainly hope that the PlayStation Network gets back to full service soon, not just for us gamers but also for those that create the games we love to play. Spare a thought or two for the developers.
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