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PlayStation Indies Initiative Announced, PlayStation Now Getting Indie Games

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Shuhei Yoshida, former President of SIE Worldwide Studios and current head of PlayStation Indies has announced a new initiative for Sony via the PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation Indies Initiative’s goal will be to get more games from independent developers on the system. This will mean more support and attention in the long run, the addition of one indie game to PlayStation Now each month, and more game announcements in general.

When Yoshida made the announcement, he noted there would be nine new PlayStation Indies games announced soon, with three of them revealed on July 1, 2020. So far, one has been shown. It is the PlayStation China Hero Project title F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow. It will come to the PlayStation 4 and received a new trailer.

The first PlayStation Indies PlayStation Now addition was also confirmed in the PlayStation Blog reveal. Hello Neighbor, a game where players step into the shoes of a child investigating their suspicious and potentially dangerous neighbor’s home, will be the July 2020 addition to the service. Going forward, Yoshida noted one new game will be added each month.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.