Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
January 22, 2017
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


PlayStation Suite SDK open beta now available to the public
PlayStation Suite SDK open beta now available to the public
April 19, 2012 | By Mike Rose

April 19, 2012 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    9 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Sony has launched the open beta of its PlayStation Suite SDK tools, offering developers the necessary utilities to create PlayStation-branded content for Android devices and the PS Vita.

The company outlined its PlayStation Suite initiative last year, marking the first time that PlayStation content will be made available on an open operating system, and suggesting that Sony is acknowledging that it has to address a growing threat to its handheld gaming business posed by smartphones.

The PS Suite SDK is free to download through Sony's Developer Program, and allows developers access to tools and software libraries for PS Suite, along with the tools to conduct performance verification of their content on the PS Vita and PlayStation-certified Android devices.

The open beta version includes a 2D graphics engine and 2D physical engine, with content samples to demonstrate these features. The full program, due to be released later this year, will allow developers to sell content through the PlayStation Store on a commercial basis, and will cost $99 annually.

Jack Buser, senior director of PlayStation Digital Platforms, told Gamasutra that the company has noted the underwhelming performance of Microsoft's own similar platform, Xbox Live Indie Games, explaining, "We've seen what has happened on competing platforms and are dedicated to delivering a better experience through PlayStation."


Related Jobs

Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive — Marina Del Rey, California, United States
[01.20.17]

Lead Environment Artist
Cryptic Studios
Cryptic Studios — Los Gatos, California, United States
[01.20.17]

Software Engineer (all levels)
Immersion
Immersion — San Jose, California, United States
[01.20.17]

Staffing Coordinator & Receptionist
DreamSail Games
DreamSail Games — New York, New York, United States
[01.20.17]

Game Designer









Loading Comments

loader image