In the meantime, Sony’s own PS Mobile offers a similar route for indie devs right now on PS Vita and across a multitude of Android devices.
But it’s not currently available on PS3 – or rather, the PS3 isn’t a target for PS Mobile’s build process. Not yet, anyway.
And there’s no real reason why this couldn’t change. Speaking to Digital Spy, Sony’s Kish Hirani said that they’d “love” to get PS Mobile onto the front-room console.
“The interesting challenge is how do you put a touch interface on the PS3, because it doesn’t have one,” he said. “We’d love to put it on there, but wouldn’t want to make a half-baked job where something already works.”
Of course, the SIXAXIS controller already has plenty of buttons, but part of PS Mobile’s feature list is easy touch screen control. “An interesting one would be if you use PlayStation Move, but again, it’s a lot of work involved in there,” said Hirani.
“I’d love to play a lot of games I do play [on PS3]. If it’s on the PS3 it’s usually very quick, and what better to do than a game I’ve purchased on Android, switch on your PS3 and play it on the big screen, and just play it and have a quick go?”
PS Mobile was updated this morning, bringing in-app purchases.