The lights are on
Since the announcement of the PlayStation 4, Sony has made a strong play towards recruiting high-profile independent developers to the console. From giving games like Mercenary Kings and Entwined showcases at E3 press conferences to a program that allows indies to self-publish without a deal with a larger publisher, Sony has rolled out the red carpet for Indies. This has paid off in a catalog of home console exclusive indie games that is quite impressive. Here's a list of the upcoming PlayStation 4 indie exclusives.
We made this list in order to compare to the Xbox One. Microsoft has recently made great efforts towards closing the gap with Sony on the indie front. In a future feature, we will provide a full list of Microsoft's indie exclusives.
[Note: This is a list of new-gen home console exclusives and timed exclusives. Basically, games that will appear on PlayStation 4 but not Xbox One. Many of these games have been or are also being released on PC. In addition, some of these are exclusive to Sony platforms and will appear on PS3 and Vita.]
Aaru's Awakening - Lumenox GamesRelease: 2014
Apotheon - Alien Trap GamesRelease: Fall 2014
Drifter - Celsius Game StudiosRelease: 2014
Escape Goat 2 - Magical Time BeanRelease: 2014
Final Horizon - Eiconic Games (no video available)Release: Q3 2014
Guns of Icarus Online - Muse GamesRelease: 2014
Home - Benjamin Rivers (no video available)Release: TBA