According the the article from Dexdotexe, Sony has sent out an email to all developers with guidance on the type of games that they will be allowing on their platform from this point onwards.
- Games that have copied, placeholder or bought assets and haven't bothered to make them "meaningfully different" than another title on the store
- Games that are essentially carbon copies of similar games, by the same developer or others. This one only seems to target solo / small devs, if that's what I understand by "Published by individual partners".
- "Trophy farming" games are no longer allowed
What are your thoughts on this? It's potentially a great change, as it'll stop the Playstation store getting filled with shovelware like mobile app stores, and some places like Steam are starting to get filled with. On the other hand, who knows how aggressive they'll be? Will a game be rejected because it uses a single tree in the far distance that another developer has bought from the Unity asset store, or will only the worst offenders be impacted?
Full article: dexdotexe.com/.../