The word “microtransactions” seems terribly old fashioned already, which is odd because the idea is becoming ever more prevalent on as many platforms as I can think of.
The latest platform to get microtransactions? PS Mobile. The new PS Suite development kit has been updated to version 0.99 (presumably the last before the ‘one’ point release), and with it the ability to have in app purchases, much like those on iPhone and iPad.
The following new features have been added:
- In-App Purchase library
- Digital Signature & Encryption library for content protection
- GamePad support for UI Toolkit library
- ModelViewer for previewing .mdx files on PC
- More than 50 bug fixes
I had a quick look at PS Mobile / PS Suite when it first entered public beta and it’s a great way to get homebrew games on your Vita, even if you don’t make them yourself.
I’m hoping this will be huge for the system – I’m just not keen on IAPs.