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Deviation Games signs with PlayStation to develop a new original IP

Varteras

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I always found the term 2nd party weird. If a game is published by the platform holder it's first party to me.

I think Sony investing in new IP and new teams can only be a good thing. Good on them.
"Second party" is just a term used for differentiation. When the person using it is talking about games published by a first party but not in ownership of the studio based on the context of the conversation. You're right. Any game or IP owned by the first party is, indeed, a first party project. But if the conversation calls for making distinctions based on whatever the point is, it's easier to say "second party" than say "first party game but made by a third party studio".
 
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I always found the term 2nd party weird. If a game is published by the platform holder it's first party to me.

I think Sony investing in new IP and new teams can only be a good thing. Good on them.
Noppe
First party studios and games are made by Sony owned studios.
Hence first party.
Second party studios are not owned by Sony but are making only games for Sony cous they have a contract in some form.
But that Contract can end ore bought off, just like at that time the second party studio Insomniac. They where a few years an indepented Studio and made a game for MS under contract for one game.
Now Insomniac is a first party studio owned by Sony.
 

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Timed exclusive?
Doubtful but we'll have to wait and see. Sony is essentially bankrolling new studios to get them off the ground. They've done this before. They did it with Media Molecule and Kojima Productions. The former ended up being acquired. In both cases their first project was at least console exclusive. Just depends on the nature of the deal and how invested Sony is but it definitely sounds like Sony is heavily investing in Haven, Firewalk, and now Deviation. Anticipate the first games from these studios to be exclusive to PlayStation with possible PC releases. There's also a good chance Sony might seek to outright own the studios if they feel they're very valuable. Would be much cheaper than buying them later after they're well established.
 

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Noppe
First party studios and games are made by Sony owned studios.
Hence first party.
Second party studios are not owned by Sony but are making only games for Sony cous they have a contract in some form.
But that Contract can end ore bought off, just like at that time the second party studio Insomniac. They where a few years an indepented Studio and made a game for MS under contract for one game.
Now Insomniac is a first party studio owned by Sony.
Games are 1st / 3rd party. Not studios. And 2nd party games don't exist.

The 1st party legally involved when you buy a game is the console manufacturer / platform holder (like Sony).
The 2nd party legally involved is the user buying the game (User).
The 3rd party (that can be) legally involved is another publisher (like Activision).

If a game is published onto the console platform by the platform holder (Sony), then its "1st party." Only Sony and the user are involved in the deal. No 3rd parties are involved.

If a game is published onto the console platform by anyone other than Sony, then a 3rd party is now involved in the legal transaction of you buying the game. So the game is "3rd party." Because all 3 parties are involved legally in the deal when you buy a game. Sony, the user, and Activision, in this example.
 
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Games are 1st / 3rd party. Not studios. And 2nd party games don't exist.

The 1st party legally involved when you buy a game is the console manufacturer / platform holder (like Sony).
The 2nd party legally involved is the user buying the game (User).
The 3rd party (that can be) legally involved is another publisher (like Activision).

If a game is published onto the console platform by the platform holder (Sony), then its "1st party." Only Sony and the user are involved in the deal. No 3rd parties are involved.

If a game is published onto the console platform by anyone other than Sony, then a 3rd party is now involved in the legal transaction of you buying the game. So the game is "3rd party." Because all 3 parties are involved legally in the deal when you buy a game. Sony, the user, and Activision, in this example.
No, you are wrong the buyer is not involved in this topic. Whe are telling about developing studios not gamers.
Look it is simpel...
FPD studio owned by Sony
SPD makes a game (games) under contract only for Sony. (But the developer is not owned by Sony)
TPD makes games for several platformholders
 
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No, you are wrong the buyer is not involved in this topic. Whe are telling about developing studios not gamers.
Look it is simpel...
FPD studio owned by Sony
SPD makes a game (games) under contract only for Sony. (But the developer is not owned by Sony)
TPD makes games for several platformholders

FP games are FP because they're owned by Sony (the FP) not because the studio developing it might be owned by Sony. That's just a consequence after the fact.
 
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FP games are FP because they're owned by Sony (the FP) not because the studio developing it might be owned by Sony. That's just a consequence after the fact.
He doesn't get it. Best to leave him be, no need to waste our time.

Even Insomniac themselves said 2nd party doesn't exist and no one believes them lol.

Plus its fairly obvious english isn't his first language, so that could explain some of the confusion.
 

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No, you are wrong the buyer is not involved in this topic. Whe are telling about developing studios not gamers.
Look it is simpel...
FPD studio owned by Sony
SPD makes a game (games) under contract only for Sony. (But the developer is not owned by Sony)
TPD makes games for several platformholders
You are either a 1st party owned Studio or IP or you are a 3rd Party owned Studio or IP.

You can be a 1st party studio making a 1st party IP which is multi platform.
Sony San Diego Studio, MLB on XSX and PS5

You can be 1st party studio making a 1st party IP for 1 platform.
Coalition, Gears of War on XSX

You can also be a 3rd party Studio making a 1st party IP that is exclusive on 1 platform.
Housemarque, Returnal on PS5

Colloquially we choose to describe the 3rd party studio making 1st party IP as 2nd Party but legally they are 3rd Party independent studio making 1st party IP.
 
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Not sure about this Jade Raymond Haven Entertainment deal, but between this announcement with Deviation Games, and the Firewalk deal, PS5 should be well-stocked for quality shooters I imagine.

Smart of Sony to turn to industry vets hungry to make their name in a new environment aswell.
 

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This might be a stupid question, but do we know anything about what Deviation's game will be?