Sony has made it easier for game creators to bring their mobile games to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV platforms by launching the official version of its Unity for PlayStation Mobile development software.
Released as a public preview earlier this year, Unity for PlayStation Mobile allows for developers to easily port their titles created for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, while also providing tools to easily create games that utilize the PlayStation Vita's dual-analog sticks and rear touchpad. As part of the PlayStation Mobile program, creators are able to distribute their games through the PlayStation Store.
Best of all, developers that are part of the PSM Developer Program can publish their games to the PlayStation Store free of charge, and this version of PlayStation Mobile works with both the free version of Unity as well as Unity Pro.
Sony recently revealed that fewer first-party games will be coming to its handheld, although president of Sony World Wide Studios Shuhei Yoshida believes that thePlayStation Now streaming service will help ensure a strong gaming lineup for the Vita.
Originally released in Japan, PlayStation TV is heading to North America, as well as European and PAL markets. PlayStation TV is currently available for pre-order through Amazon for $100 USD.