This article explains how the Sony Playstation works, for questions and how to get started, royalties, hand how to submit art, read down below.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have a problem with my PSD file.
Whether your PSD file has 1 layer or 1000 layers, it is ok to submit it for review. Ultimately our team needs to get their hands on the layered PSD file for review within the PlayStation theme system. Depending on the quality of the file, we’ll be able to determine if it’s a usable asset.
I don’t have a PSD file.
If you do not have a layered PSD file, you may submit a JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or PDF file. Ultimately our team needs to get their hands on the file for review within the PlayStation theme system. Depending on the quality of the file, we’ll be able to determine if it’s a usable asset.
How will my artwork be used?
After you’ve submitted your artwork for review, a team of animators and programmers will convert the image “asset” into a brilliantly animated theme with music, sound effects and custom UI for the PlayStation console. Below are some example themes:
Will Sony sell my artwork as an animated theme?
Yes! After your image has been converted into a Theme it will be placed in the Themes section of the Playstation Store and marketed as an official PS4 Dynamic Theme. It’s important that you have the proper copyright to submit your artwork for review.
My Illustration is under copyright. May I still use it?
If the Illustration is under copyright, you will need to obtain the proper license to submit it for review. By submitting your artwork for review, you acknowledge that you own the Copyright to the image OR that you have obtained the written permission of the copyright owner to submit the image.
How do royalties work?
Artists receive 30% of profits from all sales. Profits are taken from sales minus what we share with our partners at Sony.
When will I be paid?
Royalties are awarded on a quarterly basis (every 3 months).