Sony PlayStation Suite SDK Open Beta Now Available For Download
In the past month as promised, Sony has launched its PlayStation Suite SDK beta as a developer program, enabling coders to create games for the PS Vita, PlayStation-certified phones and tablets, and more. Now use the suite of tools to create games and applications for all PlayStation-certified devices, such as Sony’s new PS Vita portable console to Sony’s PS3, Android smartphones/ tablets.
Available for PC only, the PlayStation Suite SDK 0.98 includes the PC Suite Studio and UI Composer for creating interfaces that take advantage of physical and touchscreen controls, along with the simulator for testing out your hardwok.
However, free games and apps won’t be allowed, only paid apps or “freemium” content, with an in-app purchasing system expected to roll out sometime during the beta period. Developers are also able to receive technical support from SCE through the developers forum where developers can communicate with each other.
Sony bundles various UI libraries and the GameEngine2D for games using 2D graphics, Physics2D for 2D physical engine, and multiple sample games and apps in 2D and 3D. From the launch date, the Developer Forums are also open, allowing coders to collaborate and talk to Sony’s own experts. To try it on any PlayStation-certified device such as a recent Xperia smartphone.
The new PlayStation Suite SDK beta is now available for developers to download for free, and includes a number of tools and utilities to help developers code applications.
The full version of the PlayStation Suite Developer Program will be released later in 2012, Sony says, at which point developers will be able to distribute their games and apps via the PlayStation Store and once out of open beta there’ll be a $99 membership fee for inclusion in the program itself.
For more information jump over to the Sony developer PlayStation Suite SDK website.