Sony has revealed that it’s set up a new publishing label called Unties, which will be focused on bringing games to Nintendo consoles and PC as well as PlayStation. The publisher will focus on smaller scale titles designed for multiple consoles, and is operated by Sony Music Entertainment.
The first game to come from the label will be Tiny Metal, which is an Advance Wars-like turn-based strategy game that’s coming to PC, PS4 and Switch on November 21. Development of the game was announced at PAX West earlier this year. This release will be followed by the action title Deemo Reborn, which is currently being made for PlayStation VR. Unties has revealed that it plans to publish two more action games called Last Standard and Merkava Avalanche, but it hasn’t confirmed a release date for either title.
This’ll be the first time many of us will have seen Sony games released on competing platforms, but it’s happened before. Sony used to publish games as Sony Imagesoft, and put a number of games out on Nintendo platforms before going it alone in 1994. In 2003, Microsoft allowed THQ to publish Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge on the Game Boy Advance following its buyout of Rare. In recent years, Microsoft has released Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and 3DS under its Microsoft Studios label.