PlayStation Mobile Developer Program now live; SDK publicly available

by XB on 20th November 2012

in Games

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Mobile (PSM) Developer Program has ended its open beta and officially launched today. This includes the launch of the official PlayStation Mobile SDK (software development kit). Budding developers can register as a PSM Developer to develop games (or apps) for PlayStation Mobile with content distributed through the PlayStation Store, as long as you have a PSM Publisher License (costing around $99).

This should help to kick-start PSM content which is made available to PlayStation Certified devices (full list here) and the PlayStation Vita. The Developer Program is open in Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. There will also be a phased roll out in Hong Kong and Taiwan shortly with more countries to follow. For further details and to register as a developer click here.

Sarah Thomson, Senior Manager of PSM Content Acquisition, had this to say about the launch: “Our goal was to make publishing game and non-game titles for PlayStation Mobile an easy and enjoyable experience, and we’ve been working hard to ensure that the new Dev Portal accomplishes this objective. We believe we’re in a ‘golden age’ of game development and the Dev Portal lowers the barriers of entry for developers to create and publish titles including games directly to the most diehard and passionate fans in the industry.”

Via PlayStation Blog.

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  • DragonClaw

    Sony is undoubtedly the only firm that supports developers to this extent.

  • I see there’s Arc on the certified devices list, but not Arc S. I guess “Arc” implies that Arc S is included too.

  • i’m gamer

    xperia play 2 ?

    where is that ??

    oh daaaaaaaaaamn , for crying high load …

  • Dreamer

    Xperia Play 2 will be powered by SONY’s OS, the system is based on vita OS.

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  • Matt

    why isnt the PS Vita on the list?!

  • domiboy7

    i wonder if the vita OS will move to more handset like the xperia play, that would be awesome :)

  • update with true PSN integration like friend list and trophies. Kill Gree and Mobage.

  • Arc and Arc S are the same phone, just CPU clock changes

  • ??

    Sony pls realise some high end device smartphone.
    Display-superb screen, dust and water resistant
    Size-5inches in 4++ppi
    Internal-32GB and support sd card, 2GM ROM
    Camera-13MP,full HD video
    Chipset-Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Quad core, Adreno320
    And more,my first smartphone is xperia X10,after one year i buy xperia ARC,but really disappoint in 2012 sony realise smartphone product,I sell my xperia X10,buy are new Galaxy S3.hope next year sony realise more superb smartphone will better then Galaxy S3.
    Pls sony notice

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  • Xlash Andraid

    Cool, cool news… But I want to hear more about Odin and Yuga! is that all you got?


    you won’t have to wait too long.

  • And I thought they are totally different. :)
    Just kidding…
    Ofcourse they’re the same. I just found interesting that Arc S is not listed.

  • But I can never understand why they keep releasing such features for specific countries!

    Release it worldwide already!

  • DragonClaw

    Target Audience, that can gain profit for Sony.

  • silvacrest

    if it means a play 2 will show up at some point i will take it but the vita OS cannot compete with the google play store when talking about app selection

  • dereknobuyuki

    I’m sure there is a world of legalities involved.
    Maybe they started in the countries where they have the most lawyers =P
    (for the whole PSM publisher license and contract) and where there is an abundance of interested developers.

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  • Keith

    what I don’t like is there is no way to test games without a publisher license. I just want to test apps for creative purposes and personal use, there is no way to do that without paying $99 every whatever.

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