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Sony revises list of third-party European PS4 developers and publishers from 53 to 30 (update)

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Sony has revised its list of third-party PlayStation 4 developers in Europe from 53 to 28, according to a statement and a revised press release provided to Polygon.

The revised list contains 28 entries, none of which appeared on the original list. Those include:

  • Avalanche Studios
  • Blitz Games Studios
  • Bohemia Interactive
  • CD Projekt Red
  • Climax Studios
  • Hello Games
  • Just Add Water
  • Deep Silver
  • Lucid Games
  • MercurySteam
  • Ninja Theory
  • Nixxes Software BV
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Rebellion
  • Saber Interactive
  • Creative Assembly
  • IO Interactive
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • 2K Games
  • Team 17 Digital
  • Yager
  • Zen Studios
  • Keen games
  • Splash Damage
  • Stainless Games Ltd
  • Sumo Digital
  • Codemasters
  • TT Games

Jonathan Fargher, senior PR manager at Sony Computer Entertainment UK, confirmed to Polygon in an email that "the original version was a draft, supplied in error."

Developers removed from the list include Trine 2 developer Frozenbyte, Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien developer Gaijin Games and Angry Birds developer Rovio.

Sony distributed the initial list of third-party PlayStation 4 developers in the wake of last week's PlayStation Event, where the company revealed the PlayStation 4. The list included over 150 developers, spread worldwide between North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.

The original list, referred to in a Sony press release as "Third Party Game Developers and Publishers As of February 20th, 2013," did not specify whether the companies were actively developing games for the system, had received development kits or had simply expressed interest in developing for the next-gen console.

We've reached out to Sony to clarify what, precisely, it means to be included on the list and to developers who were removed in the revised list and will update this article with more information as we receive it.

Update: Sony has revised the number of developers to 30, adding Criterion Games and Ghost Games to the list of 28 above. Because the original list was sent in error, Sony was unable to confirm whether the developer "Gaijin" listed was Gaijin Games, the Bit.Trip developer, or Gaijin Entertainment, the Russian company behind IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, which was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009.