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You Can Now Develop For PS Vita For Free

£65 saved.

Sony has removed the developer fee involved with PlayStation Mobile development. The fee was previously £65, and now means that anybody can create PS Vita (and the various certified Android device) games with no charge other than the hardware and software you’ll need to create them.

“Those of you who want to throw your hat into the ring of PlayStation Mobile development now have the perfect opportunity to place your game alongside popular titles like Haunt the House: Switch Galaxy and Beats Trellis,” says the official post on the matter.

Of course, Sony will continue to take their cut of each sale.

Anyone interested can click here to register.

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15 Comments
  1. jamieo01
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    This is great news, I’ll definitely consider porting my game to it once it’s finished.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 15:19.
  2. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    I would love to try and develope a game, what kind of programs would i need to get started?

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 15:35.
    • The Avenger
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      Just the SDK which Sony provides. It uses C# and is certainly extensive enough to create some interesting possibilities. Though additional software helps to provide the assets you optimally need, but we’re not talking advanced stuff from autodesk and so forth.

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 15:46.
      • RudeAwakening
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        Cool thanks Avenger think ill look into this.

        Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 21:52.
  3. Spabbage
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Good news for the platform but has annoyed me a little bit because I paid the fee less than 6 months ago and will probably get nothing back.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 15:57.
  4. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Good idea by Sony, but it really highlights how 3rd party devs have abandoned Vita and it’s only future is in a few 1st party titles and predominantly small indie games.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 16:15.
  5. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Aw, if I had time this summer and hadn’t sold my Vita I’d be all over this. Oh well!

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 16:47.
  6. Kevatron400
    Drake, baby.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Amazing. Signed up. :)

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 16:55.
  7. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Cool. It’ll be interesting to see what comes from this happening.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 19:11.
  8. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    The only game I’ve ever created is Nibbles in Basic. I wonder if my very poor programming knowledge would be enough to… nah, dream on Ron.

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 20:30.
    • The Avenger
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      It is surprisingly intimidating. I used to mod C++ style for ArmA 2 developing AI, functions and procedures. It was quite simple compared to the PS Suite SDK. Mind I’m only trained in logic, not raw coding or building. Nor in full games, just engine-dependant mods

      Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 20:51.
  9. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Brilliant news. Definitely signing up!

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 20:41.
  10. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Do you have to have any developing experience to sign up?

    Comment posted on 08/05/2013 at 22:01.
    • Kevatron400
      Drake, baby.
      Since: Dec 2008

      No, but you might need some developing experience to develop ;)

      Comment posted on 09/05/2013 at 10:50.
      • RudeAwakening
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        Touche! :)

        Comment posted on 22/05/2013 at 22:20.

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