- Oct 25, 2017
I really don’t know what point you’re attempting to make.
Games like Death Stranding and MediEvil are first party games, the arrangement of who makes the game is not important. "Second party" is pseudo terminology that some people use in an attempt to diminish the impact of a first party game/production. All of these second party games are not only published by Sony, but are produced by Sony, using their resources, assets and in some cases assisted by some of their other studios.
In 2018 Sony had… Shadow of the Colossus (second party), Detroit (second party), MLB 18 (first party), God of War (first party), Spider-Man (first party) and as well as smaller titles that as you put it “flew so far under the radar”. It was their best year this gen, and this year simply could not have been better.
You also forgot to mention Blood & Truth from London Studio released this year.