Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) will start accepting limited applications from content developers in Japan, United States and the United Kingdom for Developer Program for PlayStation Suite (PS Suite).
Introduced in September, Developer Program for PS Suite (Closed Beta Test) will be launched in late November, as a part of PS Suite initiative to deliver the world of PlayStation to open operating system based portable devices.
The developer program for PS Suite provides content developers in advance with an early version of PlayStation Suite SDK, a set of development tools and software libraries for PS Suite. The program will provide SCE an opportunity to incorporate feedback from developers about PS Suite SDK?s usability, as well as SCE?s support.
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.
Content developed for PS Suite through the official version of Developer Program for PS Suite can be enjoyed on PlayStation Certified devices (Sony Ericsson's docomo Smartphone Xperia SO-01C, docomo NEXT series Xperia acro SO-02C, docomo NEXT series Xperia PLAY SO-01D, Xperia acro IS11S, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P.), as well as on PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). Delivering a variety of content including games for these devices, SCE will enhance PlayStation Store for PS Suite in the next spring and will further expand the world of PS Suite.
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.
Through PS Suite, SCE plans to deploy various measures to support content developers in their business and will expand the PlayStation entertainment experience on an open operating system.
For more information visit http://www.playstation.com/pss/closedbeta/.