Sony today released the open beta of its Developer Program for PlayStation Suite (PS Suite). The initiative will enable developers to release apps and content compatible with PlayStation Certified devices (PS Certified devices) and Sony's PlayStation Vita.
With the aim of offering a more streamlined development environment for creating content for portable devices, Developer Program for PS Suite provides developers with an early version of PlayStation Suite SDK (PS Suite SDK) before its official launch later this year. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is also offering developers technical support through the developers forum.
SCE today released the open beta version of PS Suite SDK
(free of charge) through Developer Program for PS Suite (Open Beta). With the open beta version of PS Suite SDK, developers can conduct performance verification of their content on PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in addition to PS Certified devices. The open beta version of PS Suite SDK incorporates a 2D graphics game engine and 2D physical engine, as well as a variety of content samples which utilize these libraries.
SCE will also release the official version of PS Suite SDK along with the official launch of Developer Program for PlayStation Suite later this year. The official development program will allow developers to distribute their content through PlayStation Store on a commercial basis, after completing the license agreement with SCE ($99 US annually).