Speaking to Industry Gamers, PixelJunk head Dylan Cuthbert has warned about the impact the PSN downtime (and lack of contact from Sony) is having for developers, especially indie ones.
“At the moment I think they are running around patching holes etc., and in a week or two they’ll have something more concrete to say,” said Dylan, whose recent PS3 content under the PixelJunk banner is almost entirely online only.
Nobody yet knows whether Sony are going to compensate developers and publishers for lost revenue, but Dylan clearly thinks they should be thinking hard about doing so.
“I have no idea yet what Sony are going to do to help developers such as ourselves,” he said, “but I have a feeling they are thinking about doing something or they will lose developers which of course is pretty bad for them.”
This is in addition to Capcom, who claim the downtime is potentially costing them millions. Brink is out this week, and there’s still no sign of the network being up in time for PS3 owners.