SCEA forms Third-Party Production team
posted on 08.31.13 at 12:04 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Bringing you games like Borderlands 2 for PS Vita.

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Third-Party Relations team has established a new group known as Third-Party Production, the company announced.

The new team is headed by Gio Corsi, who says the group’s formation “means you’ll see even more great games on PlayStation platforms, including new IPs, ports, and localized products.”

He continued, “In addition, our partners who are currently in production will have us as a resource to strengthen their development process, ensuring quality and consistency on all third-party projects.”

Borderlands 2 for PS Vita is the group’s first undertaking. Sony will publish the handheld version, which is being ported to the platform by Galaxy Studios.

Corsi asks that fans let him know what they’d like to see on PlayStation platforms by contacting him through Twitter or via the PlayStation Blog comments section.

  • sherimae1324

    very nice SCEA very nice ^_^

    • jujubee88

      ^ I read that in Borat’s voice. lol :^)

  • Bobby Jennings

    I love it.

  • Dede Ogbe

    Very smart. Well I guess this is one way to solve the third party problem lol

    • jujubee88

      There was a problem with third parties?

  • DarthBrian

    FF Type-0 please!!!

    • Duc PC-QB

      Your ultimate mission is bring Type-0 to the West

  • Sevyne

    This is pretty awesome if it really works out the way we would all hope. It’s refreshing to see folks posting/requesting games a lot of us here would probably want on both the blog and his twitter. Now let’s see if those efforts bear fruit.

  • Kami nii

    “and localized products” this just sold me we need them Japanese Games in NA and EU!!

  • MasterSensei

    If they localize Final Fantasy Type-0 I think my body might implode (I don’t want to think that they might have forgotten that they’ve released that game and was almost finished Localizing the game also with the price drop for the vita coming this would be the absolute best time to release it either on it’s own or as a bundle but I’m not too sure how bundles work… is it only with popular games? because Type-0 would be one hell of a popular game)
    And another thing does that mean that this will help Ken Levine bring BioShock to the Vita? I would really want to see how it looks and feels on a hand held console.

    • Gigus

      FF type-0 vita bundle would be awesome.

  • tubers


    The probable 2 ultimate goals:

    FF-Type 0 VITA (International/Western) or a new high budget SE VITA exclusive jrpg

    and a..

    Co-developed VITA-exclusive project by Sony and Rockstar/Ubisoft (GTA/Read Dead/WatchDogs) [sandbox/open-world Western oriented action/rpg/adventure].

    This might finally make it parallel/level to the PSP as the VITA’s missing an “FF:CC” and 2 GTAs.. those titles are top sellers on the VITA’s predecessor.

    • sherimae1324

      nice to see you being positive atleast ^_^

      • tubers

        Doesn’t mean much.

        It’ll take a while if such goals (FF0/GTA VITA/equivalent) are actually realistic.

        IMO, it will depend on the “next game” after BL2 gets released what would be the supposed “next” project to bring into the VITA.. most importantly is the frequency/stream of such being pumped into the system

        Even before that, the quality of the BL2 VITA port is up in the air.

        I’m sure you know the story of “some” games (specially 3D) ported into the VITA.

        I just want a few more “KZM tier” games for the system (decent framerates, great graphics, high production values and EXCLUSIVE).

        We’ll see.

        • sherimae1324

          dont be surprised if borderlands 2 port is good do well in terms of sales :)

          and ofcourse there will be more games to be announced dont think and said things or predict
          as there will be no more games to be made to be announce for the vita

          • jujubee88

            B2 will do just fine. It’s probably going to make it’s money back in the first month alone. Even if the VITA install base stays stagnant. BTW, I’m only hearing more and more people pick up VITA after Gamescom so, the install base is on an upwards trend right now and they are liking this stuff.

            We’ll see how the VITA audience take to Japanese stuff being localized. Man, I hope YS Celceta does really well. I want more cool Falcom exclusives on the system, I’d kill for localized LoH and more YS stuff.

            No, really. I will kill. Killzone. Get it? ^__________^

  • Yuri4prez

    Type Zero of course, but I would love to see Tales of Innocence and Hearts R localized even more. I would love to know what everyone is talking about in skit, and what I am doing in the menu screen lol

    Hell, would it be possible for a Tales of Vesperia port on the Vita? I imagine Borderlands 2 is a lot more difficult to port, so I don’t see Vesperia being very hard for them.

    Am I the only one who would like to see these?

    • Duc PC-QB

      Youre not the only one, I want to see Vesperia on Vita in English too

    • jujubee88

      I’ve never played the games you named. But, if you guise and gals want em then y’all better start tweeting to the man. ^^

  • Zackasaur

    This sounds sincerely amazing. What a great idea!

  • Zero

    Sounds like a great idea. =)

    • jujubee88

      It’s pretty much the combo breaker Playstation VITA needed.

      Now, there will be no excuse from people saying “VITA lacks [so and so] game(s) I want, therefore I’m not buying it!”.

      Now (it seems) it’s literally as easy as sending a formal tweet to @ giocorsi and hearing about “[VITA JRPG name here] announced, is getting localized soon” from gematsu. And (hopefully), we will see the same frequency and suddenness of announcements like that come in the same way we’ve seen indie games come to the VITA/PS4.

      PS VITA is hitting it’s stride now. ^^

      • Zero

        I sure hope it plays out exactly like you described. =)

        • jujubee88

          Well, I have a big imagination. A vitamuffin can dream!

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    I want Type-0 on Ps4 .

    • Keegs79

      That game wouldn’t need to be remade from the ground up. It would look hideous in HD without reworking the whole engine. That would take too much work. It would be stretched out to be on a big screen and isn’t as visually impressive to just make it in HD without some changes. Look how long its taking Final Fantasy X/X-2.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        All games that go fromSD to HD require a bit of work, mostly texture work.

  • Josiah Grey

    This is genius right here

  • The Gab

    I think you should post your request on his twitter account, i want a port of Dragon Quest VIII on Vita

    • HighBrowDrifter

      FUQ YEAH! Give this guy a Medal!
      I have been requesting Dragon Quest VIII for months now…….and finally, someone else came up with the same idea. You go Gab!…..

  • Solomon_Kano

    This is pretty damn brilliant, actually. Sony now has a team specifically dedicated to finding what games Playstation gamers want ported and/or localized and to give a hand in said productions so they keep a certain level of quality control.

    I guess we know where that #JRPGVita data is being funneled into now.

    • Raiu

      And how Borderlands 2 Vita appeared at Gamescom…

      • jujubee88

        That was more of a chance meeting between the Gearbox head and guys like Shuhei and Adam Boyes. This is an actual expansion upon the idea that SCEA wants to do more of what you said in your other post (localize, port, etc) other third parties stuff.

        It’s like the SSM incubation idea and #JRPGVITA idea mutated in order to form this group in SCEA that can do cool stuff with others.

  • Raiu

    Whoever thought this up is a genius…

    This could possibly mean 3 things:
    1. Localization by Sony’s internal team
    2. Third party porting jobs (Borderlands 2 Vita)
    3. Developing games with third party IPs

    Or to keep it short, Sony has their own studio/group focused on development and localization of third parties…

    • JoJo_649

      Sounds like there’s no excuse anymore for Bioshock Vita!

      • jujubee88

        Ken Levine is pooping in his pants right now.

  • Anime10121

    Gave my two four cents. What did I ask for?

    Type 0
    Drakengard 3
    Legends 3 though admittedly this has a -0% of happening (and yes I added a negative to zero)
    Tales of Vesperia PS3

    Make it happen Sony!

    • denpanosekai

      Honestly your last two picks aren’t helping. The Tales of Vesperia PS3 ship has sailed long ago, let’s move forward. But I’m glad Drakengard 3 support is getting traction.

      • Anime10121

        Hey had to mention the impossible with the reasonable ;P

        I know they are likely to never happen (and know the whole story behind why neither will happen), but hope springs ETERNAL!

  • Kami nii

    The Legends Of Heroes: Trails In The Flash Heroes!!

    I want this game localize badly!! make so SONY!!

    • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

      There’s little point in playing it until you’ve played the previous Kiseki games, four of which haven’t been localized yet, and likely never will be.

      • jujubee88

        “…..and likely never will be.”

        As George Michael would say. “You gotta faith.” …!!!

  • z_merquise

    More 3rd party support is always nice. But this one grabbed my attention most:
    more great games on PlayStation platforms, including new IPs, ports, and localized products.

    One of the things I really wanted companies to support more are localization of Japanese games. I hope they stay true to their promise.

    • Kami nii

      agree as much as there are many games in NA and EU it is still not enough considering how many good games are in japan, localization should be top priority because many gamers in west regions are missing out.2nd should be New IP and last should be ports,

  • Keegs79

    I want a new GTA game more than anything. I want it because they games are good and it would boost Vita sales dramatically. As much as I love JRPGs, most of them are not going to help Vita sales. If so it would have to be a brand new Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy title.

    As for ports, South Park: Stick of Truth seems like a good choice!

    • jujubee88

      Hmm. Yeah, it would. Tweet it to them!

  • Elvick

    I am going to tweet him up so much he’ll probably hate me.


    • Zackasaur

      Be sure to mention Type-0. : 3

      • jujubee88

        So, can someone explain to me why everyone wants Type-0 so badly?

        Don’t get me wrong, a type-0 exclusive to Playstation (hopefully VITA to get the brand on there) would be good for sales, but I’ve never seen or played it so I wouldn’t know if it was bad or good.

  • shark_tsuki

    More good news for ps vita.

  • Ritsujun


    • jujubee88

      SCEJAhhh….I don’t even know anymore.

      ^ Well see what SCEJA are up to on September 9th ;-)

  • kiri25

    I’m not surprised by this it’s like I’ve been trying to tell ppl Sony will support the vita it just takes time. Both the psp and ps3 started out slow but they both picked up to bring us some of the greatest games this gen in both the home and in the go.

  • 罪罰

    Sony publishing/helping third parties like the old days ;-;7

    • jujubee88

      lol wtf is up with the hashtags, bro? xD

      • 罪罰

        you can never have enough hashtags

        • jujubee88

          lmao #gamechanger

  • PrinceHeir

    Drakengard 3, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, Onechanbara Kagura, Liberation Sin Maiden, Exstreta, Akiba’s Trip 2,

    • denpanosekai

      I just preordered Onechabara Kagura Z for PS3. I really doubt it’ll make it here. But I would love Drakengard 3 and Akiba’s Strip 2.

  • Stycki

    Drakengard 3

  • Stealth

    I dont want ports

  • papermario

    no ports please.

  • Kurisu Makise

    I’ve been waiting for this news. Never mind ports for the moment guys, look at the last part. “Localisation” Bring on FFType-0.

  • Kami nii

    I forgot to wrote please PERSONA 5 on a sony platform! :)

    I want it on vita considering that p4g was a golden success and its awesome!! :)

  • EX+

    Localizations are the key factor that’s listed here, for me at least.
    I know it’s not listed, but I do hope we can get some Japanese 3rd party exclusives, especially, two or 3 years into the gen.