TOKYO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announced that starting today, it will initiate a public preview of "Unity for PlayStation®Mobile," a dedicated development environment for PlayStation®Mobile (PSM). Similar to the beta version which has been available to a select number of developers, the public preview of "Unity for PSM" is a fully integrated solution of "Unity" from Unity Technologies, and is optimized for the creation of PSM content for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita). Furthermore, the "PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program" will expand to an additional 12 countries, and PlayStation®Store (PS Store) for PSM will launch in four new countries. With these expansions, SCE will offer support to a wider range of developers in a total of 32 countries and regions, and deliver new PSM content for PS Vita in 22 countries.
SCE will continue to make improvements to the beta and public preview versions of "Unity for PSM," and will offer developers an official version of the solution with system enhancements starting this summer. Developers will be able to create PSM content by utilizing "Unity for PSM" without having to pay any extra charges if they already own licenses for the free version of "Unity" or "Unity Pro," which provide a full professional suite of tools and rendering power. The official "Unity for PSM" removes the need for extensive re-coding, allowing developers to easily port their games created for iPhone, iPad, and Android™ based devices to launch on PSM and deliver their content to PS Vita users worldwide.
The "PSM Developer Program," which is aimed at providing support to developers creating dedicated content for PSM, will expand to an additional 12 countries starting May 29, 2014. The program will soon be available in Australia, Brazil, Columbia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Thailand. The "PSM Developer Program" has been available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States since November 20, 2012, followed by Hong Kong and Taiwan since January 21, 2013, and also Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden since December 18, 2013. By offering the program in a total of 32 countries, SCE will provide a wider range of developers the opportunity to bring their content to PSM. Please refer to the below website for detailed information on this program:
Moreover, in addition to the 18 countries which offer PSM content for Android and PS Vita, PlayStation®Store for PSM will launch in 4 new countries: Austria, India, Poland and Switzerland beginning June 25, 2014, offering PSM content for PS Vita.
SCE will continue to collaborate with content developers to deliver compelling entertainment experiences only available on PlayStation® through PSM.
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Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.
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