Sony working with Atlus, Level-5, Rockstar Games, and other studios on ‘exclusive PlayStation game content’
posted on 08.29.13 at 10:48 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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During a stage presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas this past weekend, Sean Coleman, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s group manager of retail training and advocacy, shared a list of third-party developers Sony is working with on “exclusive game content.”

“We’ve forged great third-party partnerships with some of the biggest developers to bring exclusive game content to PlayStation gamers which creates the best place to play,” Coleman said.

This list, which we’ve typed up below, spans companies like Activision Blizzard to Atlus to Level-5 to Rockstar Games. We’ve attached known PlayStation-exclusive content to each company. The rest are a mystery, as “game content” can mean anything from an additional 60 minutes of gameplay like Watch Dogs or Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to a fully exclusive game like Deep Down.

  • Activision Blizzard – Diablo III content
  • Atlus
  • Bethesda Games – The Elder Scrolls Online exclusive PlayStation 4 beta
  • Bluepoint Games – “Bringing a Sony classic to current game systems”
  • Bungie – Destiny content
  • Capcom – Deep Down
  • Disney Interactive
  • EA
  • Insomniac Games
  • Konami
  • Level-5
  • Nordic Games
  • Rockstar Games
  • Sanzaru Games
  • Sega
  • Square Enix
  • Sumo Digital
  • Take-Two
  • Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag content, Watch Dogs content
  • Warner Bros. – Batman: Arkham Origins content
  • Zindagi Games

Discussing PlayStation 4, Coleman added, “If you compare PlayStation 4 visuals side by side with any other gaming console, PlayStation 4 will look better every time.”

Talking up the console’s new camera, Coleman revealed the $60 add-on will support navigational voice commands, facial recognition, and body movement tracking.

Watch the full presentation, courtesy of NeoGAF, below.

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  • Bob Obb

    The only thing I love more than console exclusive DLC is retailer exclusive DLC! Companies these days have so many ways to show how much they love gamers :)


  • shogunknight

    This coming game generation is going to be interesting

  • Zestevez

    It would be great if we could ever see a big Level 5 RPG (other than Ni No Kuni) in the west….

  • Karysonson

    Persona 5?

    • shogunknight

      We can only hope for that and more. Which reminds me, i dont even know if Index company is out of the financial trouble yet, but it seems like everythings back to normal with atlus

    • alangato

      Problably… it is not trauma series, not etrian odyssey, problably not a devil survivor, because they are likely the ones co-developing that ire emblem X SMT (that would make sense since carrer soft team and intelligent systems both have know-how with tactics systems~aaand considering that they crossover will be a strategy game lol)

      And it is problably not SMT 5…soo, I would think it is either Persona 5 or a new Shin megami Tensei spinoff.
      Even though I think they don’t have manpower to do a SMT spin-off right now…


      • Hidayat246

        I just want Trauma Series back

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    If it means more Vita games, but also if we can get it localized…………..please?

  • bloodiOS

    Sony working with Atlus, Level-5, Rockstar Games, and other studios on ‘exclusive PlayStation game content’

    • Persona 5 !
    • Agent !
    • DARK CLOUD HD !!!

    • Solomon_Kano

      > Dark Cloud HD

      Considering Bluepoint is also there, I don’t think they’d list both if it was an HD collection (especially since the IP is theirs, so they wouldn’t need L5’s cooperation).

      Could it be, dare I say it, Dark Cloud 3?

      • bloodiOS

        By Dark Cloud HD, I meant Dark Cloud REMAKE!

        • Solomon_Kano

          Ah. Personally, I’d hope they call L5 for a new game and let somebody else handle a potential remake, but both would be nice. Let somebody remake DC while Level-5 gives me s’more Rogue Galaxy!

          • bloodiOS

            Personally, I’d rather have an HD-remastered version of Rouge Galaxy instead of sequels in any shape or form because I think it was a beautiful story that ended beautifully. And I also think the graphics is good enough to be relevant in this days and age (with a little touch-ups.)

            • HighBrowDrifter

              I approve of this message…..Blau

            • Solomon_Kano

              Fair point.

              To be clear, I don’t want a sequel per se, but another game in that universe? Certainly. They created a world I’d love to return to, even if it were without Jaster and co.

              An HD version though… I want both. I’m greedy like that lol.

              • bloodiOS

                Yeah, that sounds good, though I just personally afraid that any successor of the game won’t be able to deliver the same greatness as the original.

                • Solomon_Kano

                  Hey, we’ll never know if they don’t try. Between the LBX games and NNK, I’ve got faith in Level-5.

              • Warboss Aohd

                i agree, doesn’t have ta be da same characterz, but more o’ Rogue Galaxies’ Universe would be nice.

    • Warboss Aohd

      i’d buy anotha Dark Cloud

    • SwappingFrom360toPS4

      Hmm… no Quantic Dream on that list? I was thinking that they were going to be bringing Singularity to PS4, instead of PS3.

      Then again, the list is only of 3rd party developers/publishers… and Quantic Dream is a 2nd party developer/publisher for Sony… so who knows if the game Singularity is coming to PS4 or not

  • Solomon_Kano

    Speculation on a few of these:

    Rockstar – Agent returns, perhaps?

    Sumo Digital – they’re rumored to be developing LBP3

    Konami – probably some exclusive content for The Phantom Pain

    Take Two – Borderlands 2 for Vita got announced at Gamescom

    Insomniac – Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

    Bluepoint –

    Sanzaru – they took over Sly Cooper from Sucker Punch, so more of that

    Disney Interactive/Square Enix – KH 1.5 HD

    Atlus – Persona?

    Level-5 is the most interesting name here, because that either implies a localization or a game we outright don’t know about yet, since they’re not into multiplatform development (unless it’s a port down the line).

    • bloodiOS

      Or, in the worst case scenario, exclusive contents for Wonder Flick

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oooh, didn’t consider that. Sadly, that would fit a localization…


  • DesmaX

    Well, with the high support for Indies Sony is giving, no wonder they would support smaller companies like Atlus.

    But, hey, it’s nice to see that

  • HighBrowDrifter

    I would love to see Dragon Quest VIII on the PS Vita!…heck, give us a brand new Dragon Quest…..wait, or Ni No Kuni VITAlity!! Dark Cloud 3 VITA!!! *drools on laptop*…..Bleu

  • DarthBrian

    “Sanzaru Games”

    Sly Cooper 5 I hope. ^_^

  • Prungy

    I wonder if any of these are related to #JRPGVita

  • syaznifaiq

    its obvious lol .. Sega = yakuza

    • bloodiOS

      Or if you want to be REALLY optimistic, it could be… Shenmue III

    • Solomon_Kano

      The simplest one and I forgot all about it.

      Then again, this was at an event in the US, so it’s unlikely that he’d be referencing games that will only be in Japan. So, unless Sega’s got a localization announcement coming up…

  • bloodiOS

    You know, the guy talking about the PlayStation Camera really makes me wanting a remake of this game, as I personally think it had a cool concept but was severely constrained by the technology at the time.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Wow. I’d never even heard of this til now. Certainly sounds like it’d benefit from today’s tech.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        its pretty good

        • Solomon_Kano

          Hm. Nice and cheap on Amazon, too… might check it out if I ever get my hands on another PS2.

          • Warboss Aohd

            fink it woz on da Xbox as well

            • Solomon_Kano

              Hm. Must have been something else that was similar, since Lifeline was developed by SCEI (and published by them in Japan).

              Hey, the Orcish is back!

              • Warboss Aohd

                feelin’ betta

    • Warboss Aohd

      Amazingly, Microsoft hasn’t bought da rightz to it an’ rebooted it fer Kinect.

  • Raiu

    My speculation:
    Atlus – Persona 5 or new IP
    Bluepoint Games – Unlikely a port of an existing game unless Sony’s own titles
    EA – Hard to predict but it’s interesting
    Insomniac Games – New IP or something
    Konami – MGS5 exclusive DLCs or new Suikoden
    Level-5 – New first party IP or Wonderflick exclusive content
    Rockstar Games – exclusive content or Agent
    Sanzaru Games – Sly 5 confirmed?
    Sega – Yakuza, Hatsune Miku and/or New IP
    Square Enix – KH 2.5 HD, FF16, rumored KH spinoff
    Sumo Digital – LBP related

    • Invisbin

      Too bad the KH spin off was cancelled early on.

    • Gigus

      New IP, suikoden, zoe3 (already aware it might not happen), ps vita metal gear, or castlevania vita would be nice.

    • Warboss Aohd

      yes please

    • JoJo_649

      Another Level 5 cooperation is great news to me as Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy and Ni No Kuni were awesome, i can only wonder on how they will use ps4’s power after Ni no Kuni.

    • Namekaze_Minato

      Persona 5 will be announced soon; but I am kinda disappointed by Level-5; I expected something better than Wonderflick….”Rogue Galaxy” seems to be forgotten; I hope they will announce something at TGS.

    • Ultrapieguy

      Yakuza 5… hopefully…

    • PrinceHeir

      Sega – Virtua Fighter 6!, Shenmue 3!!!!!

      Konami – MGS1 Snake Costume? :P, Suikoden would be nice as well!

  • Eclipse

    Atlus + Sony = P5, that much is clear.

    The PS2 had two exclusive Raidou games, so a 3rd one for the PS4 would be pretty sweet… I can always dream >_<

  • Learii

    ps4 exclusive?

    • ExTrooperBrenTurner

      Exclusive content.

  • Panda

    Shenmue 3 please.

    • Zero

      I sent you a message via twitter. Contact me back as soon as you can. Thanks. =)

      • Panda

        Reply back.

        • Zero

          Done. Thanks. =)

  • Warboss Aohd

    Konami + Sony = Suikoden?

    i can dream right?

    • Hidayat246

      keep dream bro!!
      because is never happen

  • kiri25

    Well level 5 is not shocking tbh. If we look at the history of Sony and lvl 5 you will see Sony has contracted them to do two rpg’s then each gen. Ps2 was dark cloud 1&2 and ps3 was wkc 1&2, so I wouldnt be surprised if they are working on a new rpg for ps4.

    • Raoni Marques

      Ps2 also had Rogue Galaxy!

      • Auragar

        PS3 also has Ni no Kuni (though it was also on DS in Japan).

        • kiri25

          Yes however ni no kuni was a lvl 5 ip and I believe rogue might have been as well but not sure.

          • Raoni Marques

            I’m pretty sure Rogue Galaxy was also a Level 5 ip

  • bldudas

    I would love Resistance 4, but I know that won’t happen.
    Persona 5? Please.

  • Hidayat246

    “exclusive game content” not “exclusive game” sony

    • Auragar

      Not Sony’s fault. It is Gematsu’s editor’s fault for the title.

      • Hidayat246

        I dont think so

        using “exclusive game” also not right

    • Zero

      In the article –

      “The rest are a mystery, as “game content” can mean anything from an additional 60 minutes of gameplay like Watch Dogs or Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to a fully exclusive game like Deep Down.”

      • Hidayat246

        thanks for reminder

      • PrinceHeir

        Deep Down is exclusive to PS4 O___O

  • VaultBreaker

    It is “exclusive game content” guys.Doesn’t mean it is a bad thing.It’s just people get carried away, so i would like to clarify this.Although the first time I click this page I was like”OH SHIT!! PERSONA 5 IS EXCLUSIVE FOR Sony’s console!!!”

  • Davern “SWO”

    square enix = Kingdom Hearts 2.5

  • Auragar

    So Atlus keeping it’s Nintendo games coming and supported + working with Sony means they were not bought by a first party. But who did buy them? They never told us did they?

    • Arcana Gear

      oh hey aura.

      • Auragar

        Hello Arc.

  • Namekaze_Minato

    The list of devs are working on “third” party games with exclusive content for the Playstation versions; like bonus levels; costumes; etc….but announcements for these future third party games are yet to come.

  • Arcana Gear

    so this confirm that Atlus didn’t go first party? i mean if Nitendo bought it it game would never appear on Sony plataforms.

    • Testsubject909

      You know. I’m kinda laughing at whoever downvoted you.


      Seriously. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I look at that downvote you got.

    • Torchman007

      Not necessarily. If the game were locked into contract(which we are going to assume IS the case for Persona 5 and SMTxFE) before Atlus was bought by Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft, then there’d be little to no way for the company that purchases Atlus to change that. A contract’s a contract, and it would be more costly for the purchaser to break it and deal with the resulting law suit than to go through with it(plus you could have the benefit of slapping your companies logo all over a game on a competitors console and they can’t do anything to stop you.)

      In a nutshell, this doesn’t mean anything, wait until we get official news.

  • Ultrapieguy


    • Angel Mass

      That would be a great name for that game: “Persona 5: People”

  • Bryce Blalex Douglas

    “Discussing PlayStation 4, Coleman added, “If you compare PlayStation 4
    visuals side by side with any other gaming console, PlayStation 4 will
    look better every time.’ ”

    Bold statement, I hope it reigns true.

  • Angel Mass

    Monster Hunter please

  • Burst Angel IV

    Don’t mean to burst you guys’ bubble if you’re holding your breath for Persona 5, but another Atlus game, AquaPazza, has just been localised for NA, so its probably that.

    • artemisthemp

      Atlus still haven’t been sold?

  • PrinceHeir

    i don’t know why people keep bringing up Persona 5 for Sony.

    it might even be multiplatform for all we know.

    though i just want a SMT game that is much fully 3rd person and has the similar artstyle/story to Digital Devil Saga/Nocturne

    • Testsubject909

      Because Persona is a Sony exclusive game. While yes the Persona 4 Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena was a multipaltform game, it was also a spin-off and created not by Atlus but by the fine people behind BlazBlue.

      The core entries have been on Sony only consoles and they expect that to stay. If anything, it will at the very least continue to be on a Sony console even if it expands to multiplatform.

      So it’s safe to say that an Atlus game for a Sony console will most likely be a Persona game.

      • TheGameTagerZ

        Just like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy 15 used to be. At this point I wouldn’t even be surprised anymore.

  • OnlyWar

    AGENT being developed for PS4.