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PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Jul 27, 2022 at 4:29 PM       3      
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Since their PlayStation Indie Game Reveals earlier this month, Sony is now offering hardware including both a PS5 Development Kit and PS5 Testing Kit to newly licensed PlayStation game publishers and eligible developers to encourage new partners to get started developing for PlayStation. 🎮

This comes following last year's PS4 & PS5 DevKit Leaks for those in the PlayStation 5 Scene alongside news of more recent leaks including Bandai Namco (7/11/2022, 9:03:27 AM - 13.5 GB) via Onion Sites using the Tor client.

To quote from Head of PlayStation Creators Greg Rice on their official SIE Blog announcement: PlayStation Indies: Development Hardware Loan Program

Helping make PlayStation the best place to publish and play

It is our continued goal to make PlayStation the best place to publish and play games of all shapes and sizes. Over the past couple of years, we have been thrilled to support our external publishing partners with features in Indie Spotlight events, indie montage videos on our social channels, dedicated space for PlayStation Indies on, and have been working to reduce the time it takes to get a new developer on-boarded on PlayStation.

As such, we are always striving to lower the barrier of entry and improve the process for publishing on PlayStation. We’re pleased to announce a new initiative that will make it easier for new partners to hop in and get started with developing for PlayStation.

Newly licensed PlayStation game publishers and developers will be eligible to receive one PS5 development kit and one PS5 testing kit, compliments of SIE subject to applicable terms and conditions.

So who is eligible? We want to welcome new voices, new ideas, and new experiences from the game development and publishing industry so sign up with PlayStation today at

Please refer to our list of supported countries and regions on the PlayStation Partners registration process for devtools access. Once you have completed registration and onboarding our team will contact you to confirm the terms of loan.
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They really should go the route Microsoft did and allow retail devices be used as Indie dev kits and make it more open for homebrew and indies. Doubt they ever will though sadly.
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