SCE to Offer PlayStation Suite Development Kits This November

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announced today that software development kits (SDKs) for the PlayStation Suite, cleverly titled “PlayStation® Suite SDK,” will be made available to developers starting this November. These SDKs will allow developers to begin to bring PlayStation titles to the Android platform. However, only PS Certified devices will be able to receive the content, which includes the Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB’s Xperia PLAY, Sony Corporation’s “Sony Tablet” S, and “Sony Tablet” P. Once the PS Vita is released it too will be able to run programs developed using the SDK.

The SDK will support C# as the programming language, allow for development over multiple devices, and adopt libraries to create content in addition to games. SCE is touting this SDK as providing developers with the ability to reach multiple devices, while only developing on a single SDK. A dedicated PS Suite section on SCE’s official website will provide details about how to download the PS Suite SDK.

SCE will begin to push content to PS Certified devices starting at the end of October via the Playsation Store on the PSN, beginning with PS one classics. This service will begin in nine countries – Japan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, with additional countries to follow. Next Spring SCE plans to enhance the PS Store for PS Certified devices and begin to provide content that has been developed using the PS Suite SDK.

The days are fast approaching where you may be able to play Final Fantasy VII on your tablet. What a wonderful age we live in.

Written by Justin Spielmann

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