Sony Music amusement has declared a new publishing label known as Unties that will create games for multiple platforms. Unties (pronounced Un-ties, not Un-tees) will have games on both pc and Nintendo Switch. the 1st title set to release is an indie game called tiny Metal, which will launch on PS4, PC, and switch on Nov 21.
“At Unties, we dig up the masterpieces buried in those situations, and support them so that more users notice and pick them up. we spread info about excellent games and sell titles for multiple platforms,” said Sony Music entertainment during a press release (translated by Gematsu). “The name ‘Unties’ comes from the thought ‘to unleash the excellent talents of unique game creators all over the world’ and ‘setting creators free from the varied shackles of game publishing, named from the intention of realizing publishing that’s freedom of production without restraints.’”
Unties has a number of other upcoming titles. These embrace Deemo reborn, Last Strand, and Merkava Avalanche. The latter 2 are set to release on multiple platforms. Deemo reborn is going to have PlayStation VR support on PS4. None of these games have release dates at the moment.
This is the first time Sony and Nintendo have collaborated like this in 26 years. For those who may not know, Sony was originally going to produce a CD add-on for the Super Nintendo. The “Nintendo PlayStation” ne’er created it to market after Sony and Nintendo severed ties, so it’s interesting to see the 2 work together like this so many years later. Seeing Sony games on computer isn’t as wild, however. the company released titles such as Planetside two and Payday: The Heist on computer through Sony on-line entertainment (now referred to as daybreak Entertainment).
Given the popularity of indie games, it makes sense that Sony would invest in them. It’s unclear why Unties isn’t under Sony Interactive entertainment. perhaps Sony simply wants to avoid confusion by having Unties be its own thing and not directly tied to PlayStation.
As for “Unties,” perhaps a slight name change is in order. i know I’m not the only one who thought of underwear when first reading that moniker.