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Sony signs 13 devs for Indian market

Studios to get help from Sony to create titles aimed at local audiences

Sony has revealed plans to continue to push into the Indian market by signing local developers to create titles for the PlayStation 2.

According to a rediff report, 13 developers have signed up to produce games for the ageing console, with the titles likely to take advantage of the EyeToy to offer motion sensitive gaming.

To help keep development costs low, Sony is loaning development kits to studios such as Trine, Indiagames, DQ Entertainment and Dhruva.

"We are supporting the game developers by lending them developers kit at subsidised rates," said Zeno Colaco, VP of publisher and developer relations at SCE.

"Such special pricing helps the game developers in breaking even as it brings down the cost of game development."

Data from research firm iSuppli suggests that the console market in India could be worth around USD 125 million by 2010.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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