Sony is going to be publishing more indie games in the coming years, and isn’t only limiting itself to the PlayStation console. The company has announced the creation of Unties, a studio dedicated to supporting indie developers for PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
The first game announced from Unties is a turn based strategy game called Tiny Metal. It looks like something inspired by Advanced Wars from the Nintendo; with a little influence from Metal Slug. All in all, the game is set to be released at the end of next month. Which is extremely early considering that this is the first time that we’re even hearing of the publisher.
Deemo Reborn, Last Strand, and Merkava Avalanche are also set to be published by Unties. Although, there is significantly less information available about these games.
Sony has worked on games for PC before, and used to run Sony Online Entertainment that published Planetside 2 and Payday: The Heist. The company has also tried to collaborate with Nintendo in the past; although nothing really came of that project.
It’s no surprise that Sony would want to create a new company to deal with publishing on other platforms. Sony Interactive Entertainment is clearly set up to specialise in dealing with PlayStation, and the two are practically synonymous at this point. Unties allows Sony to experiment with working on games for Nintendo and PC without diluting its most precious brand.