PlayStation Suite SDK open beta begins next month

PlayStation Suite SDK open beta begins next month
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 7th 2012 at 2:59PM

Tools compatible with Vita as well as Sony mobile and tablet devices

Sony is to begin the open beta of its PlayStation Suite SDK next month, the console giant has announced.

Developers will be able to use the service for free to create content for PS Vita and Sony’s mobile and tablet devices such as Xperia Play and Sony Tablet S and P.

Sony said through the SDK, “SCE will offer a more streamlined content development environment for content developers – from large game development companies to small, independent shops – and further expand the world of PlayStation to open operating system based portable devices.”

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

Sony will now expand the number of countries that can access the open version of the SDK, to include nations such as Canada, France and Italy.

The official release of PlayStation Suite is due later this year, and will cost developers $99 a year to use.