New Initiative to Incubate Games Created in India with Support from PlayStation® Studios
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 9, 2023 Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced the launch of India Hero Project, a new initiative started to identify and support emerging game developers in India. The program further expands SIE’s dedication to elevating the creative voices of independent developers across the globe and delivering compelling new content to PlayStation consumers.
To empower the Indian game development community, SIE will assist teams with a passion for building high-quality games for PlayStation®5 (PS5™), PlayStation®VR2 and PC through strategic opportunities, including mentorship from industry leaders in the areas of technical art, design, production, and general insights into the business of making games.
Candidates ranging from one person companies to larger studio entities are invited to register interest through an open submission process, which kicks off today. To apply, companies must be an India-based game developer able to register as a PlayStation Registered Developer.
"We believe in the enormous potential of Indian game developers and the amazing experiences they can provide our players worldwide. India’s rich culture, creativity and global perspective holds promise for unique games. We are delighted to foster local developers with India Hero Project,” said Hector Fernandez, Head of Global Third-Party Business Development & Strategic Initiatives for Sony Interactive Entertainment. “PlayStation is committed to utilizing our global capabilities and sharing our game development ethos to amplify new and diverse talents emerging from the region."
“For 20 years, PlayStation has been bringing compelling entertainment experiences to the Indian gaming community. It has been exciting to see the evolution of the market over this time, and we are more excited than ever before for whats to come,” said Radhika Thakur, Corporate Strategy & Development at Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We feel there is a strong opportunity to grow the market further. Through the India Hero Project, PlayStation will be proudly supporting Indian talent in bringing new, high-quality games to the global gaming community.”
About Sony Interactive Entertainment
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Now, and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo.