Steam’s Early Access greatly helps the development studio. With the service, gamers are able to give in-put on the game should be developed while also help funding the actual project. Now it seems that Sony may actually look into bringing out their very own service much like Steam’s Early Access.
Sony Computer Entertainment America vice president, Adam Boyes, was speaking to Gamasutra in which he revealed that an early access service is being talked about.
at what point does [a game meet standards of release]? We still at some point ensure that we’re being mindful of the consumer. We don’t want somebody to stumble across that title and expect a full product, and have a negative experience. At the same time, I want to help bootstrap people, to help them out. Like supporting the underdog for a sports team.
The service is currently being discussed it seems but when gamers will get the chance to play through an Early Access game is unknown.
So we’re internally discussing, what does that list look like this? What are the caveats? Stuff like this. So it’s still a project that a lot of minds are considering. No details yet, but it’s something on the top of my mind every day.