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Sony rolls out mobile software developer kit to nine countries

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Tue Nov 20 2012, 10:02
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JAPANESE GAMING GIANT Sony has kicked off its Playstation Mobile (PSM) developer programme in nine countries and made available the software developer kit (SDK) that goes with it.

The firm said that its PSM SDK will expand the Playstation world and take it onto devices that run open operating systems, including its Playstation Vita, Playstation Portable (PSP) and Playstation 3 (PS3).

Sony's PSM SDK is available now in Japan, the US and UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, and you will have to register to get involved. It looks like Sony gives a pretty decent walkthrough.

Sony said that the SDK will make it easy for developers to release, sell and capitalise on their games to the millions of Playstation users. The license agreement fee costs 7,980 Yen (about £61.72) annually. We are waiting for local pricing.

While a beta has been around since April this release is more stable, said Sony, however, you can just move any content built on the beta over to the new version and carry on working on it. Sony is offering a forum where developers can share experiences and pick each others brains.

There is a promotional video that made some little sense to us. Going by that, people who change their shirts often can create basic games about trees and rockets that will propel them out of their boring existences.

We can laugh, but then who would have thought that firing birds at pigs would be fun? µ


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