You might have noticed that Sony has really stepped up its game when it comes to courting independent developers to the PlayStation family of consoles. And you're not the only one - a Zombie Studios boss Jared Gerritzen is very aware of Sony's positive attitude as it enters a new hardware generation.
"I think Sony is really in to win this one," Gerritzen said in a recent interview. "I'm good friends with a lot of guys at Microsoft, I'm under their NDA flag, and Microsoft definitely has a different outlook than Sony does. Sony, like they say 'Yeah, PlayStation 3 wasn't what we wanted it to be in comparison in the 'arms' race."
He added that Sony has been "very, very proactive" in improving its developer relations, going so far as to set up events and send out kits to small studios - as well as getting coders in touch with the publisher's PR department to help achieve success.
Zombie Studios is working on free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution, which is seeing a release on PlayStation 4 - and Gerritzen says his experience working with Sony has been nothing short of supportive.
"So now [Sony is] going hard, man. It's pretty cool, on all points. I think that it will be really interesting to see what Xbox fires back with. It'll be an awesome E3. Sony is just like, 'GO! GO! GO! Let's make this hardcore! Let's get all these devs in and let's make it as good as we caní."