- Dec 5, 2018
"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".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.