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TGS ’13: Indie event hosted by Sony and Playism

Its been confirmed today that Sony along with PC indie game portal site, Playism, will be hosting an indie event during next week’s Tokyo Game Show. The event will be running on September 22nd which is the Sunday and the last day of TGS.

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The event will be called “Indie Stream” and promises to showcase some of the exciting developments happening in the indie scene as well as some “exciting announcements”. The event will also be used to show what gamers can expect from the collaboration between SCEJA and Playism for the indie world. Overseas independent developers will also be present which will give them an opportunity to interact with fellow indie developers and allow them to meet and swap ideas of each other.

PS4 In Development

Exciting news for gamers all around the world…Sony has confirmed that the PS4 is indeed being worked on and under development. These news were confirmed by Sony’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Masaru Kato, during a post post-annual earnings report conference call. Here’s a quote from the call.

Question: What is the major driver of R&D costs?
Answer: “Prototype research work, development work during the current fiscal year in the game segment. We have a portable NGP to be launched later this year, so we have development expenses to be incurred for this product and for the home equipment. The PS3 still has a product life, but this is a platform business, so for the future platform–when we’ll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that–but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.”