A PS4 development kit costs around $2500, five times that of the price of the Xbox One, which doubles up as its own development kit. However, rumor has it that Sony isn’t selling these dev kits but handing them out one one year loans for free.
One anonymous commenter said,“All the indies I know got them for free. Sony has been amazing about kits and development thus far.”
When approached for a comment, Sony confirmed that they indeed loan dev kits. However, they also added that a dev kit is not required until a project is quite mature, so most of the Indie developers don’t require one right now.
The news comes amidst further rumors that Indie developers will have to pay a few hundred dollars to self publish on the Xbox One.
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