Sony’s Crowdfunding Platform for Internal Projects Launches
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Great job and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Frankly I do not understand why we talk about the past of this CEO. As a player I do not care about what he did or not until his games are good. As an Environmental Artist instead I see a game with a shaky graphics. It is completely without personality, emotion and involvement. It can hardly be considered acceptable especially for the 2019 platforms (which I understand will be the target of this game). Well, this is probably an indie group, with no experience facing a first game in the real market. And that's fine. Do the best you can that even if you fail, you will learn and do better. From a technical point of view the method you are using is very old. It can work but not as you are doing it. I bet you're using Unity, it's easy to see that since I see assets from their asset store. Break your landscapes more, they are too monotonous and contact real 3D artists and level designers. One last thing, the last screenshot is worse than all the previous ones. The lights are wrong and everything screams disaster. Avoid similar disasters in the future.

But are they real or is it a mockery? or a scam? Truly horrible flat graphics and lacking a real sense of aesthetics. Ui devoid of consistency and usability. Do they really have a graphic art department? Imho in 2018 using such tricks so massively denotes profound technical incompetence.

Sony's Crowdfunding Platform for Internal Projects Launches
3 July, 2015

Sony launched a new crowdfunding platform for financing internal projects. Cleverly called First Flight, it allows employees to try out new concepts and business ideas in an effort to create more profit within the company.

At E3 an announcement was made for a Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3. It has raised over $3.8 million, completely surpassing its original goal of $2 million. That was the beginning of Sony’s interest in crowdfunding. Now, they have created a crowdfunding platform just for internal projects and any successful project will get help with e-commerce.

Sony has always been bold with their ideas and have always tried to create new and innovative things. Although this can lead to much success, the downside is that expenses can rack up. This is where First Flight comes in. It alleviates some of the stress on Sony while at the same time allowing them to come up with potentially amazing ideas that can lead to uniquely creative products.

There hasn’t been any mention about gaming being a part of the internal crowdfunding, but with the PlayStation 4 still fresh and with the huge success of the Shenmue Kickstarter, it seems safe to assume that games will be included in the future of First Flight. For now the platform is only available to Japanese customers, but that is likely to change soon.


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