Good news for the gaming fans as, Sony will be releasing its PlayStation Suite SDK as an open beta in April 2012. Sony has confirmed allowing developers to create games and content for the PS Vita, and also PlayStation Certified phones and tablets.
Back in November, released in closed beta though only in the UK, US, and Japan. The official reports from the Company note that the latest open beta will broaden support to a greater number of countries. The complete version of the SDK for the time being will follow on later in 2012, with an annual fee of $99 price for distribution through the PlayStation Store.
Quite fascinatingly, the US, Canada, Japan, Italy, Germany, the UK, Australia and Spain will have access to the open beta that will be released as a free tool until the complete version strikes in the further couple of months. PlayStation full version will be backward compatible with all apps created by the beta. However, the folks who are using the open beta will be able to test their games on the PS Vita hardware.
For Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, acro, PLAY and acro HD, together with Sony Xperia S, ion, Tablet S and Tablet P the PlayStation Certification has already been granted. Moreover, the Company also give assures that it will provide more approved devices soon.
On the other hand, there are rumors that manufacturers like HTC may possibly be getting in on the gaming action. Sony is betting on content being king in mobile devices, something the Cupertino Giant (Apple) seems to have figured out before it, though the PS Vita OS itself prove to be a wildcard entry.
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