Steam Early Access was launched in March 2013, and allowed players to purchase games that were still in development, and give feedback to shape the final product.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Sony Computer Entertainment America VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes has confirmed that Sony is currently considering a similar program for its PlayStation systems.
“That’s one of the massive conversations we have internally – that, at what point does [a game meet standards of release]? We still at some point ensure that we’re being mindful of the consumer,” he said, in part. We don’t want somebody to stumble across that title and expect a full product, and have a negative experience”
“Honestly, we’re working through that right now. We’re figuring out what’s ok. We obviously have our tech requirement checklist that people have to adhere to. So we’re internally discussing, what does that list look like this? What are the caveats? Stuff like this. So it’s still a project that a lot of minds are considering. No details yet, but it’s something on the top of my mind every day.”