Sony has announced the release of a beta software development kit (SDK) to limited number of developers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan, in an attempt to woo developers on creating games for its PlayStation Vita and Android-based devices.
These games that will be developed using the SDK will run on the company’s upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device set to go on sale in December (in Japan). The new games will also run on PlayStation Certified products such as Sony’s Erricsson’s Experia Play smartphone and Sony’s Tablet S and Tablet P devices. Sony is also in talks with other companies to expand its mobile gaming platform.
The Beta SDK uses the C# programming language and is compatible with Windows XP and Windows 7. The SDK can simulate the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation certified products, to make the development process easier.
No word yet on when the SDK will be officially launched or how Sony plans on sharing the revenue with developers.
You can sign up for the beta program on the official Playstation website.Further reading: Android, beta, Playstation, Sony