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Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis coming to PS4

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The PlayStation 4 lineup has two more confirmed games, Zombie Studios' first-person shooter Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis from Lukewarm Media, a pair of independently-developed titles due to be self-published on Sony's next-gen console.

Sony calls the PS4 version of Blacklight: Retribution "a further evolution of the futuristic free-to-play first-person shooter" that launched on PC in April 2012.

Primal Carnage: Genesis will differ substantially from the asymmetrical humans versus dinosaurs multiplayer game Primal Carnage released last year. Sony describes it as a story-driven, episodic, single-player adventure that "aims to resurrect the immersive dinosaur first-person experience."

The announcement was made at this year's Game Developers Conference where Sony Computer Entertainment America is hosting the PlayStation Indie Arcade, a showcase for independent and self-published games on PS3, Vita and PlayStation Mobile.

Sony says Blacklight: Retribution will be backed by the company's PlayStation Pub Fund, which provides financial and marketing support to developers who bring their games to PlayStation platforms. PlayStation Vita game Metrico, an "infographic adventure," and two-button fighting game Divekick for PS Vita and PlayStation 3 will also be funded through the program.

Adam Boyes, vice president of developer and publisher relations at SCEA, tells Polygon the publisher has made it easier for smaller, independent developers to self-publish their games. What used to be a 64-step process to submit and publish a game has been streamlined and simplified.

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