Sony to open up PlayStation suite SDK to content creators

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Sony plans to release the open beta version of PlayStation suite SDK to content developers in April, with the full version launching later this year. This will open up a myriad of opportunities for game creators and device makers.

In November 2011, Sony Computer Entertainment released the closed beta version of PlayStation Suite SDK to limited content developers in Japan, the US and UK.

The upcoming open beta version incorporates their feedback.

The phased rollout of the open beta version will start in April 2012 free of charge and expand target countries beyond Japan, the US and UK.

Developers will also be able to conduct performance verification of their content developed with the open beta version on PlayStation Vita.

Sony will release the official version of PlayStation Suite SDK at US$99 annually later this year, allowing content developers to have their content distributed through the PlayStation Store on a commercial basis.

Through the official version, content developers will also be able to seamlessly continue to develop content created with the open beta or the closed beta versions.

Furthermore, SCE will be adding content for PlayStation Suite in Japan, the US, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Australia. The phased rollout of the update will start later this year.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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