The Long List Of PS4 Developers Has Grasshoper, PlatinumGames, And More

By Spencer . February 20, 2013 . 5:58pm

arc Sony announced a long list of partners that goes beyond Capcom, Ubisoft, and Square Enix which brought titles to show at the PlayStation 4 press event. Well, Square Enix teased a title. The number of companies developing for PS4 is much larger and includes:


  • BlazBlue developer Arc System Works
  • Way of the Samurai developer Acquire
  • Killer is Dead developer Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Ragnarok Odyssey developer GungHo
  • Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames
  • Granzella, the company that makes wacky PlayStation Home costumes, and has former Irem staff that worked on Disaster Report and Steambot Chronicles
  • Ni no Kuni developer Level-5
  • Disgaea developer Nippon Ichi Software
  • Neptunia maker Idea Factory
  • Atelier series developer Gust
  • Crafts & Meister who made the quirky Wii RPG Earth Seeker
  • Lucid, a studio formed by former Bizarre Creations employees
  • Zero Escape makers Spike Chunsoft
  • Demon Souls developer FromSoftware
  • Senran Kagura maker Marvelous AQL
  • Peakvox who made Viral Survival for WiiWare
  • Trails in the Sky maker Falcom
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm developer CyberConnect2
  • Time and Eternity developer Imageepoch
  • Steins;Gate creator Mages
  • Daisenryaku developer SystemSoft
  • Macross 30 / Aquanaut’s Holiday developer Artdink
  • Tokyo Xtreme Racer maker Genki
  • Witcher developer CD Projekt Red
  • Persona series maker Atlus


And here’s a longer list of the companies supporting PS4 with bigger publishers like Activision and Namco Bandai.


505 Games



Arc System Works


ASCII Media Works


Avalanche Studios

Blitz Game Studios

Blizzard Entertainment

Bohemia Interactive



CD Projekt Red



Codemasters Racing


Crafts & Meister

D3 Publisher




Electronic Arts






Grasshopper Manufacture



Idea Factory


Kadokawa Games

Kadokawa Games




Lucas Arts



Marvelous AQL


Namco Bandai Games

Ninja Theory

Nippon Ichi Software


Paradox Interactive






Sony Computer Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment

Spike Chunsoft

Splash Damage

Square Enix

Stainless Games

Sumo Digital


Tecmo Koei

Telltale Games



WB Games



Zen Studios

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  • SirRichard

    One hell of a list, if they can actually get something out of all of them. I’m liking the sheer mix of big and small, East and West going on. We might be in for a lot more variety this generation, if things go well.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Kadokawa games is up there twice :o

    • I caught this too.

    • Mar Mar

      And Falcom :D
      PS4 is “developer-friendly” so I expect to see twice the number of Japanese games we have on PS3.

      But I don’t know how to say goodbye to my PS3 :(

      • kardonius

        “But I don’t know how to say goodbye to my PS3 :(”

        Don’t, PS4 isn’t going to be backwards compatible with PS3 games because the system architecture is so different. You’ll still need your PS3 if you want to play PS3 games.

  • Spirit Macardi

    I find it very odd that NiS and Gust would be behind this, even with their usual loyalty to Sony. I mean, the two aren’t exactly the largest of companies, and they’ve generally done their best to keep development costs down. With this more advanced hardware though, I wonder if they’ll be able to keep that up.

    • Curan_Altea

      Actual development for the console is easier and more accessible then with the PS3.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      It should be easier to develop games for it.

      Also… Idea Factory is the one I’m worried about, their games run HORRIBLE in the PS3 (Cross Edge is a slideshow) and with worse visual quality than a Tales game so I can’t imagine just how much better it would be on the PS4. Neptunia Mk2 and Victory run fine though.

      • Yeah, IF and CH don’t have the best programmers, I guess. I’m hoping this running on an x86 will make things better for them and other smaller devs.

    • DesmaX

      Well, I know NIS likes to release their games on the consoles, and then release the “Ultimate Edition” on the portables some years later

  • davidvinc

    As long as we get some decent console JRPGs next gen, I’ll be happy. I hated having to buy all 3 systems and both portables this gen just to be able to play a decent amount of JRPGs.

    • $39420547

      my 2 favorite consoles of all time were both JRPGs heaven PS,DS
      3DS seems like it will be the 3rd place in the future but i really miss a home console that delivers quality AND quantity of JRPGs

    • LightZero

      Unfortunately I don’t see that changing. Consoles wise we will probably have to own a Wii U and PS4/Xbox 3. However, the 3DS will most certainly the most jrpgs. Who knows what the Vita’s future will be.

  • An impressive list no doubt, but one thing to keep in mind is we’re not entirely sure yet if all of these developers are working on upcoming PS4 games, or if they’re just allowing their PS3 games to be streamed through cloud, and making their PS1 & PS2 classics dowload compatible with PS4. There’s still many variables into play as to what their support actually is.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Very nice. I’m particularly happy to see Atlus on there. I know they deal with tons of games, but I can’t help but think maybe an SMT game? Persona 5?!

    Also curious to see what CD Projekt Red is working on. We know about the Witcher 3, but I hope they’ve got Cyberpunk 2077 on its way to consoles as well!!

    All together, if they actually get a project from all of these developers, PS4 has the potential for a pretty stellar first couple of years!

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Oh thank goodness for cc2 was afraid wed have no naruto on this system….though wheres the ones that make sonic or insomniac…

    • Sega? It’s on there.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Sonicteam isnt…

        • DesmaX

          Sonic Team is part of Sega

        • Solomon_Kano

          Kojima Productions also isn’t on there, but we know that he’ll have something for PS4. Konami, which KojiPro is part of, is though.

          Point being, no individual teams that belong to a larger publisher listed.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Insomniac is still dealing with Fuse on current gen. It’ll be a while before they’re headed next gen.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Their that small that they can only work on one game at a time?

        • Solomon_Kano

          Nah, but they’re apparently having trouble with Fuse. Remember, the game got a complete overhaul from when it was announced as Overstrike. At this point, they’re more likely to focus on that than split up.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Hopefully, most of these developers will actually do something this time around. We often see these long lists of developers on-board with a new platform, but then they end up doing zero to few games.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Yet the Vita list all came true I’m pretty sure.

      • Symbol de Au

        Yet one of the main complaints with vita is “no games”…

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          Because they’re not getting localized? There are plenty of amazing vita games out, just a large chunk of them are Japan-only right now. Thank goodness for the Vita being region-free though ~

        • ReiSakuraba

          That’s only a perception, I believe. Vita do have quite a number of games, though not big name games (only a few of them).

          • MogCakes

            It’s a perception that those who have an agenda like to espouse, or who are ignorant (or both), or a jerk, or any combination of the three.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Gust <3 ~ ~ ~
    I just can't get over the joy of seeing them on there ~ especially knowing this won't be some port business, but actual games~

  • Domii

    Very impressive list. Looks like Sony is following the tradition of strong 3rd party support.

  • sandra10

    Going through the list, most of them make sense. They’re the developers who have managed to survive this gen. Just don’t expect an Atlus or Falcom PS4 game any time soon.

  • Tonton Ramos

    I can tell you that Capcom will make an MVC4 very soon coz remember what happened in years 1998-2001 with MVC1 and MVC2? and there relations to the PS?

  • Juan Andrés Valencia


    • Testsubject909

      Their games, in terms of visuals, are much more about presentation then it is pure graphical power. So that request is highly doubtful.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I can’t even fathom what Persona would look like on CryEngine, even if Atlus was all about graphics. Actually… that thought kinda scares me.


        The thought is unbearable.

        • Saadman Ahmad

          Un-bear-able. I see what you did there…

  • Tokoat

    Whelp I was already buying a PS4, but with NIS and Atlus developing stuff for it I can already see it being my main console. I’m officially excited.

  • Zarx

    Acquire….next gen Way of the Samurai and Shinobido please.

  • epy

    Falcom, tri-Ace and CC2. I remain optimistic.

  • Freud_Hater

    Atlus, CyberConnect2 and NiS are good enough for me :O

  • NIS/IF/CH games will still look like high res PS2 games.

  • FetusZero

    Four reasons to buy a PS4:
    Idea Factory
    Nippon Ichi Software

    I didn’t want a PS4 -_-

    • Testsubject909

      Atlus, Grasshopper, Platinum Games, Tri-Ace, Mercury Steam, Level-5, Double-fiiiiiine (sorry, still got some metal in my system), From Software, D3 Publisher, Projekt Red, Acqu-you know what? Let’s just say the list looks wonderful and that we’ll need to wait and see what offering will be set on the table for us to weep for our wallets later.

  • I’m so excited! There’s a large amount of my favorite developers on there which is such a joy to see~
    (PS: Kadokawa is on the list twice)

  • DesmaX

    The PS4 sure looks like a great console, but I’ll just gonna start thinking about buying one when I see Disgaea 5 running on it.

    And, nice to see Idea Factory in there. I’m curious to see how a Neptunia game would look on it

    • Testsubject909

      Sounds like a great console. We have yet to see what it looks like…

      • DesmaX

        Oh, right.

        Hope it’s just as cool looking as the PS3

        • Testsubject909


  • Testsubject909

    Hey, where’s the capital T for Tri-Ace?

    But anyways. That list looks delicious!

  • PoweredByHentai

    I saw Falcom, Atlus and Marvelous AQL. SOLD!

    • Testsubject909

      *Hi five!*
      This list does not disappoint. Now what I’m anxious to see are the games they’ll announce.

      Guess that’ll be at E3 huh?

      • PoweredByHentai

        E3 and TGS.

        • Testsubject909

          And GDC. And PAX.

          • Ritsujun

            And CNN. And BBC.

          • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

            But no CBS? And ABC?

          • What about AMC ?

        • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

          Why U No Gamescom? D=

  • KingGunblader

    All the prominent JRPG developers are here on this list.

    *rubs hands together* Good, good….

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      I think you mean:

      *rubs hands together* Excellent …

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Sony has always been pretty good with 3rd party, so this list isn’t that much of a surprise. But now to see what they are actually working on…

  • Valtiel Ikari

    lets see… CyberConnect2, tri-Ace, PlatinumGames, Level-5, and a shitload of prominent RPG games companies from Japan….. *Gendo Pose*

  • Can’t wait for TGS!

  • MentalAlliance

    I see tri-Ace! :D

  • Cameron Ward

    hmmm lot of names, but what about the games?

  • SeventhEvening

    This doesn’t actually mean a whole lot yet. There was a huge list of 3DS titles and developers, but a massive number of those titles were canceled (Saint’s Row, MML3, etc.). The same thing happened with the Vita as well. Even though both portables had huge lists of supporting developers, both had pretty dry starts (IMHO, both portables are still a bit dry).

  • This list is holy in my eyes *_*

    Good job Sony. =^_^=

  • CirnoLakes

    Looking forward to Persona 5.

  • Xalsunwolf

    Well, I think there’s only one thing that will complete this announcement now:

    Dear Atlus,
    NOW will you show us some of your progress on Persona5?

  • Chunsoft… NOW I’m interested

  • gamerdude

    From is already working on next Armored Core and Dark Souls so my guess is that DS2 moves to ps4 instead of the studio getting a whole new dev team.

  • TrevHead

    No CAVE? Whichever platform CAVE plum for to release shmups on is where I go.

    I just hope Durango isn’t the next gen shmup machine, as I don’t want another MS console if I can avoid it.

  • Well, well, well… I know what I’m saving for next. Is there a reason Kadokawa Games is mentioned twice?

  • Learii

    i go for JRPG companies only btw where NIS American?

    Free for everyone rejoicing!! Now to wait for TGS/E3….

  • Go2hell66

    like all my favourite devs are there

    blazblue 4 will be sick

  • Mithfalath

    Wow, all the comments here are for JRPGs. ^_^
    Now I’m still wondering how we’re not getting that much love. :S

  • kaizin

    this is good very good the line up of developers is good cant wait to see what they come up with for the Ps4.

  • roxas sora

    PERSONA 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Victor Magos

    Persona series maker Atlus” persona 5, one of the best things about next gen.

  • Brandon001

    Sh*t, could this mean P5 is going to be on the 4? oh god, i hope not

  • artemisthemp

    All the important JRPG dev is there :)
    NIS, IF, Gust and .5pb

  • Demeanor

    They got me at line 1. I felt several jolts to my body reading the next lines and imagining AAALL sorts of things… *_*

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