8w ago - PhyreEngine Principal Engineer Richard Forster announced that PhyreEngine 3.5 officially arrives today for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita video game developers!
Below are the PhyreEngine details, to quote: We've made it easy for game developers to make their games available on PlayStation.
In addition to a great set of development tools, PlayStation developers gain access to a Software Development Kit that includes a free multi-platform game engine called PhyreEngine.
The latest version of this popular games development framework, PhyreEngine 3.5, is releasing to game developers and publishers worldwide right now! Today's update builds upon the PS4 support introduced in previous versions.
With PhyreEngine 3.5, PS4 developers will finally be able to leverage the platform's advanced compute functionality, in addition to a host of other development-related features.
Another convenient addition to PhyreEngine 3.5 is the ability for developers to make in-game edits on the fly and see their results immediately, without a lengthy wait for the changes to be recompiled.
Even if you've never heard of PhyreEngine, you're...
9w ago - Sony Developer and Publisher Relations Vice President Adam Boyes is here with the GDC 2013 wrap-up videos stating that indie developers are choosing PS4, PS3 and PS Vita gaming consoles.
To quote: To reintroduce myself, I am the vice president of publisher and developer relations for SCEA, which is a fancy way of saying that I'm working day-in and day-out with my team here to get the world's best and brightest developers to bring their great gaming experiences to all of our PlayStation platforms.
Since my last post, I've joined SCEA and expanded the incredible team that focuses on fostering relationships with publishers and developers that share our goal of bringing the best games to you, the PlayStation community. With that said, the publisher and developer relations team has exciting news to deliver tonight.
During this year's Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, our team has put a strong focus on independent game developers. This evening, we collaborated with the PlayStation Network team to host a PlayStation Indie Arcade event, where we gave hands-on demos for more than 25 indie games that are coming to all PlayStation platforms. Our goal is to continue to work with the independent developer community to provide fantastic games you can't find anywhere else.
63w ago - Following up on our previous article, today Engadget (linked above) reports that Sony's PlayStation Suite will be open to all developers beginning in April with PS Vita support followed by a full SDK coming afterwards.
The PS Suite SDK will allow licensed developers to create and run performance testing on all PlayStation-certified Android smartphones and tablets as well as the PS Vita.
This SDK Beta will be free of charge, while the official version will come later this year and require a $99 annual subscription in return for allowing devs to make their wares commercially available on Sony's platform.
Below is the official Sony Press Release, as follows:
Sony Computer Entertainment to Expand PlayStation Suite by Further Strengthening Support for Content Development
Open Beta Version of SDK to be Released in April, Official Version to be Released Later This Year
TOKYO, March 7, 2012 PRNewswire - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will release the open beta version of PlayStation Suite SDK *(1) to content developers in April 2012 and the official version later this year. Through the introduction...
72w ago - Namco Bandia Games Community Manager "Filthie" Rich Bantegui has shared details from Shinobido 2 developers on the Sounds of Assassination for PlayStation Vita today.
To quote: I'm back to share a post with you from our friends on the development team ACQUIRE Corp. Our friend Toshiko Tazaki has more details to share on how they shaped the tension and atmosphere in their upcoming assassin-thriller.
Have a look and a listen down below, and stay tuned as we lead up to the game's launch on February 22nd for more in-depth looks at how the team brought this killer game together on the PS Vita.
Toshio Tazaki, Sound Artist, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (PSVita)
You may not think about it much when you are playing games, but creating tension and atmosphere takes a lot of work on the development side. I wanted to share with you a bit about how we did this in our game, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen.
Music and sound production of Shinobido 2 was actually started with a mandate from our director, Abe-san, who asked us, "Why not enhance the melody and atmosphere on our music unlike any game we've done before?" Every day, I made considerable efforts to adjust the melody balance to make it better than the day before. Composers tend to be desperate to give their music something...
83w ago - Sony Director John Koller has made available a video today from PS Vita key hardware and software developers who discuss the genesis of PlayStation Vita.
To quote: Yesterday, we made the big announcement of PlayStation Vita's availability in the U.S. Starting on February 22, 2012, you'll be able to pick up PlayStation Vita and play the world around you!
A lot of hard work goes into creating such a powerful device. We wanted to you to hear first-hand about PS Vita's development process and the many minds behind the product. Check out the video for a look at the movers and shakers behind PS Vita and the types of experiences you can anticipate come February.
With the price and release date set, we'll have many more inside looks for you. We'll be updating you on new game launches and providing you with deeper looks at all things Vita over the next couple of weeks and months. Be sure to check back on the PlayStation.Blog for more information soon.