As promised, Sony has launched the public beta of its PlayStation Suite SDK, following on from the closed beta that's been available to select developers in the US, UK and Japan since last November. The program, which is available online now at playstation.com/pss, allows game developers to create games and apps optimized for the recently-launched PlayStation Vita handheld console, as well as PlayStation-certified Android devices. (These include the Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia S, Sony Tablets P and S, and others.)
The open beta available free of charge to all developers, but after the beta period's up Sony plans on charging a $99 annual fee for access to the finalized SDK. It's also worth mentioning that any games created using the beta SDK won't be available until after the open beta wraps up, though devs are free to test and debug their creations during the beta period.
Interested developers can sign up over at the source link -- here's hoping the project results in some great titles for Sony's line-up of Android phones and tablets.
Source: PlayStation, SCEI
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
What are the playstation certified android phones, are they all Sony?
Yes they're all Sony. That's why someone needs to use this beta to figure out how to bring all that playstation-ey goodness to all Android phones. I don't mind using my PS3 controller with my phone.
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