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Sony halves list of studios developing for PS4

Update: PlayStation firm cuts the number of European devs down from 53 to 30

Sony has significantly reduced the list of developers committed to creating games for the PlayStation 4, removing a number of European studios named last week.

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The original list of 53 developers was released shortly after console's official announcement and included big names such as Namco Bandai, Bethesda, Rockstar, Disney and numerous others.

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A spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has told Joystiq the initial list was wrong. A number of high-profile studios have been removed, including Mojang, Rovio, City Interactive and Frozenbyte.

However, new studios have also been added to the roster, most notably Deep Silver, Ninja Theory, IO Interactive, Codemasters, 2K Games, Sumo Digital, Bohemia Interactive, and CD Projekt, which confirmed The Witcher 3 is coming to the PS4.

Many of the studios removed from the original list, such as Mojang, 17-Bit and Vlambeer, haven't outright ruled out supporting Sony's next console, and have simply stated they either have nothing currently in development for the console, or haven't decided on anything yet.

There is a possibility that some supporting studios may have wanted their names removed to prevent their projects being announced informally or prematurely.

Update: This report has been updated to reflect a correction in the revised list of European developers supporting the PS4. Confirmed by a Sony representative to be the final and correct list, this list adds Ghost Games ("an EA studio") and reinstates Criterion Games, bringing the total up from the originally reported 28 developers to 30.

Revised list of studios supporting PS4

  • 2K Games
  • Avalanche Studios
  • Blitz Games Studios
  • Bohemia Interactive
  • CD Projekt RED
  • CLIMAX STUDIOS
  • Codemasters
  • Creative Assembly
  • Criterion Games
  • Deep Silver
  • GHOST GAMES - AN EA STUDIO
  • Hello Games
  • IO Interactive
  • Just Add Water (Developments), Ltd.
  • keen games
  • Lucid Games Ltd
  • MercurySteam
  • Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Nixxes Software BV
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Rebellion
  • Saber Interactive
  • Splash Damage
  • Stainless Games Ltd
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • Sumo Digital
  • TEAM17 DIGITAL LTD
  • TT Games
  • YAGER
  • Zen Studios

Original list of studios supporting PS4

  • ACQUIRE Corp.
  • ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO.,LTD.
  • ARTDINK CORPORATION
  • ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.
  • Bethesda Softworks, LLC
  • CAPCOM
  • Chara-Ani Corporation
  • CRAFTS & MEISTER CO.,LTD.
  • CyberConnect2 Co.,Ltd.
  • D3 PUBLISHER Inc.
  • Dimps Corporation
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • FromSoftware, Inc.
  • GANBARION Co., Ltd.
  • Genki Co., Ltd.
  • Granzella Inc.
  • GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
  • GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
  • GUST CO.,LTD.
  • IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd.
  • IMAGEEPOCH INC.
  • Index Corp.(ATLUS)
  • KADOKAWA GAMES,LTD.
  • KADOKAWA SHOTEN CO., LTD.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  • LEVEL-5 Inc.
  • MAGES. Inc.
  • MarvelousAQL Inc.
  • NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
  • NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc.
  • NIHON FALCOM CORPORATION
  • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
  • O-TWO inc. (peakvox)
  • PlatinumGames Inc.
  • SEGA Corporation
  • SPIKE CHUNSOFT Co.,Ltd.
  • SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
  • SystemSoft Alpha Corp.
  • TECMO KOEI GAMES Co.,Ltd.
  • TOSE CO., LTD.
  • tri-Ace Inc.
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • WILL CO., LTD
  • XING Inc.
  • YUKE'S Co.,Ltd.
  • BLUESIDE Inc.
  • Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd  
  • Red Hare Studios   
  • XPEC Entertainment Inc. 
  • 17-Bit
  • 5th Cell Media LLC
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Armature Studios
  • Behaviour Interactive
  • Bethesda Softworks, LLC
  • Blind Squirrel Games
  • Certain Affinity, Inc.
  • Darkside Game Studios, Inc.
  • Devolver Digital
  • ©Disney
  • Double Fine Productions, Inc.
  • Double Helix Games
  • DrinkBox Studios Inc.
  • Edge of Reality, Inc.
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • FarSight Studios
  • Gaijin Games, Inc.
  • Gearbox Software
  • HB Studios Multimedia
  • Heavy Iron Studios, Inc.
  • High Voltage Software, Inc.
  • inXile Entertainment Inc.
  • Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC
  • JETPACK Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
  • Klei Entertainment Inc.
  • Lab Zero, Inc
  • LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company
  • Metanet Software Inc
  • Minority Media Iinc.
  • Nicalis, Inc
  • Panic Button, LLC
  • Psyonix Studios, Inc.
  • Slant Six Games
  • Sony Online Entertainment LLC
  • Spark Unlimited
  • Spry Fox LLC
  • SuperVillain Studios
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Telltale, Inc.
  • Tribute Games Inc.
  • Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • vBlank Entertainment Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
  • WayForward Technologies, Inc.
  • Zombie Studios, LLC
  • IO Interactive
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • 2K Games
  • TEAM17 DIGITAL LTD
  • YAGER
  • Zen Studios
  • keen games
  • Splash Damage
  • Stainless Games Ltd
  • Sumo Digital
  • Codemasters
  • TT Games
  • Avalanche Studios
  • Blitz Games Studios
  • Bohemia Interactive
  • CD Projekt RED
  • CLIMAX STUDIOS
  • Hello Games
  • Just Add Water (Developments), Ltd.
  • Deep Silver
  • Lucid Games Ltd
  • MercurySteam
  • Ninja Theory Ltd
  • Nixxes Software BV
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Rebellion
  • Saber Interactive
  • Creative Assembly

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