Unity comes to PS4 in new Sony partnership

Unity comes to PS4 in new Sony partnership
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 22nd 2013 at 9:53AM

Development tool to also be made available for PS Vita, PS Mobile and cloud gaming services

Unity has sign a new partnership with Sony to bring its game engine to the PS4 and all other Sony PlayStation platforms.

As well as supporting the home console, the deal means that developers will now be able to use Unity for the PS Vita, PlayStation Mobile and Sony’s upcoming cloud gaming service from Gaikai.

Although the tools will not be released till late this year, Unity has said there will be a beta version of its tech sometime before launch.

“Sony Computer Entertainment is really committed to making their platforms approachable to all kinds of developers, so this partnership is going to make a lot of sense for both companies… and a lot of sense for the Unity community,” said Unity CEO David Helgason.

“They’re really focused on bringing the most creative studios, with an emphasis on independent developers, on board their platforms and we are leading the charge to make development awesome for studios of all sizes.”

The new partnership helps solidify Unity as a next-gen development-ready platform, having previously also signed a deal with Nintendo to bring its tools to the Wii U.

The Nintendo partnership also means that the console giant has been granted the rights to distribute the development platform to its in-house, external and third-party licensee developers.