Open beta begins for PlayStation Suite SDK

Open beta begins for PlayStation Suite SDK
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 19th 2012 at 1:04PM

Developers able to conduct performance verification for content for Vita, Xperia Play and tablets

Sony has launched the open beta of its PlayStation Suite SDK, the console giant has announced.

Developers can now access a free early version of the development environment for creating content for portable devices such as Vita and Sony’s mobile and tablet devices Xperia Play and Sony Tablet S and P.

The current suite will enable developers to conduct performance verification of their content, and incorporates a 2D graphics engine and 2D physical engine as well as a variety of content samples.

Announced last year, the Suite had been in a closed beta to selected developers in Japan, US and the UK.

The full Suite and developer program is set to release later this year, and will allow users to distribute their content through the PlayStation store. The SDK will cost devs $99 a year to use.