Sony Computer Entertainment subsidiary SN Systems has announced a 50 percent price reduction for all of its PSP development tools, effective February 4th, looking to increase the appeal of developing for the PlayStation Portable.
The reduced tools include full and rental ProDG for PSP, Tuner, Build Tools and ProView licenses ordered through the UK-based SN Systems office.
The company is also applying the same reduction to support fees for developers seeking to renew their annual support on existing PSP products.
Sony recently announced
it had halved development costs for PlayStation 3 tool kits as well, which also integrate SN Systems products.
SN Systems recently added Tuner to ProDG for PSP, a profiling tool that enables developers to quickly highlight bottlenecks and conflicts in source code, helping them to improve code performance. The company hopes that the integration of this product, along with the reduction, will increase the appeal of the core development package.
SN Systems director Andy Beveridge commented, "SN Systems development tools for PSP are well-established and mature, having been on sale since the end of 2004. Since then, the tools have grown extensively as a result of direct feedback from PSP game title developers."
He continued: "Significantly reducing the cost of the tools will help to ensure that PSP game title developers have everything they need to continue creating great titles. This price reduction, coupled with the recent addition of Tuner (performance optimizer) to ProDG for PSP, makes the core development tool a very attractive package."