Sony launches Third Party Production team


Gio Corsi

Sony Computer Entertainment America has formed a new publishing group called Third Party Production which will be headed up by former LucasArts lead producer Gio Corsi.

“The Third Party Relations team at PlayStation is well known for developing solid relationships across this industry, and this new group will work closely with our publishing partners to bring their beloved IPs to some new places,” Corsi wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

“Our partners who are currently in production will have us as a resource to strengthen their development process, ensuring quality and consistency on all Third Party projects.”

Its first project is the PlayStation Vita version of Borderlands 2 from Iron Galaxy Studios, and through Twitter Corsi reported he had received “literally hundreds of ideas, thousands of tweets,” from gamers suggesting other titles they’d like to see on PlayStation.

Corsi has been at Sony Computer Entertainment America for three months. Prior to that he spent time at LucasArts, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Nexon Publishing North America and Propaganda Games.

 

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Sony And Gearbox Are Bringing Borderlands 2 To The Vita


Borderlands2 for PS Vita
A year ago, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford mentioned that he was interested in bringing Borderlands to the PlayStation Vita. Today, on the stage of Sony’s Gamescom 2013 press conference, that dream became a little more real.

With the help of Divekick developers Iron Galaxy Studios, 2012’s Borderlands 2 will be miniaturized and released on Sony’s portable in 2014. Sony will be handling the publishing duties, making this an interesting collaboration.

No word yet on which additional content (if any) will be included, but we’ll be sure to prod Gearbox about it when we see them for their PAX panel.