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Sony PlayStation Suite SDK to Hit PS Developers This November


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166w ago - At the Tokyo Game Show this year Sony Computer Entertainment announced that they will be distributing a PlayStation Suite SDK to developers this coming November.

With the PS Suite SDK, PlayStation developers can create content for PlayStation Certified (PS Certified) devices including the Xperia PLAY Smartphone, S1 and S2 Tablets as well as for PlayStation Vita.

From the official Press Release, to quote: SCE to Provide Strong Support to Content Developers for PlayStation Suite With the Distribution of the Newly Developed Content Starting Next Spring

TOKYO, Sept. 14, 2011 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it will [Register or Login to view links] software development kits (SDK) for PlayStation Suite (PS Suite), called "PlayStation Suite SDK," *1 for content developers starting this November. PS Suite is an initiative solution to deliver the world of PlayStation to Android based portable devices.

Through PS Suite SDK, content developers can create content for PlayStation Certified (PS Certified) devices, hardware certified through the PS Suite license program, as well as for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita).

Supporting C# as the programming language, PS Suite SDK can run programs developed in C# on virtual machine equipped on both PS Certified devices and PS Vita.

By supporting development for multiple devices and by adopting libraries to create a variety of content not only limited to games, PS Suite SDK will not only help developers save their cost in creating new content but also allow them to efficiently create their content on one SDK and without having to create on several different SDKs.

Through PS Suite SDK, SCE will provide to game developers and publishers the potential to further expand their business opportunities to Android based portable devices.

In addition, SCE can approach to a wider range of content developers, non-gaming developers and individual programmers. The detailed information of PS Suite SDK, including how to download, will be announced via a dedicated PS Suite section on SCE's official website.

As of September 15th, 2011, PS Certified device line-up includes Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB's Xperia PLAY, Sony Corporation's "Sony Tablet" S, "Sony Tablet" P, and SCE will continue to further accelerate the expansion of PS Certified devices in addition to the current hardware line-up.

Furthermore, SCE will provide a variety of content towards these PS Certified devices from end October through PlayStation Store*2 on PlaySation Network, starting with original PlayStation games (PS one classics).

The service will start in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia and with more countries to follow. In next spring, SCE will enhance the PS Store for PS Certified devices and provide content created by PS Suite SDK, further prevailing the world of PS Suite.

Through PS Suite, SCE will deploy various measures to support content developers in their business for rapidly prevailing Android based portable devices and will expand the PlayStation entertainment experience on an open operating system.

*1 Software Development Kit is a set of development tools and software libraries. Developers are able to obtain this SDK by signing a license agreement with SCE and by purchasing tool products.

*2 Users can download vast digital content including games through PS Store for PS Network for PS3, PSP, PS Vita and PS Certified devices.

*3 Number of content differ by regions.





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#22 - GrandpaHomer - 135w ago
Quote Originally Posted by dante489 View Post
so sharing our apps won't be hard or am i missing something ?


We can indeed - but only until Public beta will close - after that you'd need to pay a yearly license fee to be able to run apps on Vita.

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#21 - dante489 - 135w ago
but we can share our source codes and compile them and then install them with our own Ps suite development assistant right ? so sharing our apps won't be hard or am i missing something ?

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#20 - Lucifer Kain - 135w ago
I've just run some sample demos on the vita as Ezio said you can do apps and homebrew, however you can only install anything on the vita itself through the Ps suite development assistant.

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#19 - GrandpaHomer - 135w ago
Well - yes ... and ... no.

You CAN run the apps (either your own or demo apps supplied with the kit) on any Vita but ... not directly but via supplied launch app Called PS Suite Dev and it will indeed guard what and where exactly are you running.

Also - once the beta will end you'll be unable to do so without paying the yearly fee of $99 which though (comparing to usual dev kit prices) is still peanuts if you're really interested in developing and you can actully even get your final product(s) published (and sold) on PS store - sweet, isn't it?

Theoretically - as long as Sony will not block it in some way (or link your kit to your particular Vita) you should be still able to distribute the SLN project to others to use it via Dev app but they'd need to purchase the $99 license as well to be able to run it, but there is no way of producing the "native" signed Vita app with this directly.

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#18 - Ezio - 135w ago
Quote Originally Posted by ps3hen View Post
Wow, you can make programs for the PSVita with this SDK and can run them on a regular PSVita, is Sony allowing HB?

Yes, you can do apps and homebrews, however I think Sony won't let you get root privileges to hack the console ... hehehe
I just downloaded it!

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