So, the Sony PS4 has already made it past the FCC as it is being prepared for a release later at the end of this year, but here we are with word from sources who prefer to remain anonymous, that Sony is handing out its PS4 development kits (dev kits for short) like candy, even though that these dev kits do not come cheap at approximately $2,500 a pop. Sony is said to be lending out these dev kits without charging developers at all, and it does seem to be a win-win situation. After all, developers who are happy should, logically speaking, be able to produce better games under a calm and contented mindset, which normally results in higher sales figures and ultimately, more money rolling back into Sony’s coffers.
There are also sources which claim that no dev kits are being sold at the moment, where available stock is being sent directly to favored developers. One developer shared, “All the indies I know got them for free.Sony has been amazing about kits and development thus far.”