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.