Unity comes to PlayStation Mobile

Unity, the malleable video game development engine available for nearly every platform known to man, is coming to – you guessed it – another platform man is familiar with. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced the "official version" of Unity for PlayStation Mobile will be made available to developers beginning today.

Unity for PSM, Sony says, is a "fully integrated solution" of the Unity engine, optimized for the development of mobile content for Sony's PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV hardware.

"The official version of '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. This opens up the PS Vita platform to a broader range of mobile developers and will help fuel the expansion of the gaming lineup for both the PS Vita and PS TV systems," a press release noted.

Sony adds that its PlayStation Mobile developer program, which supports developers in the creation of "dedicated content" for its platform, has expanded to 32 countries and regions. The program, Sony claims, is built to allow developers the opportunity to easily distribute their content to users via the PlayStation Store.

More information on the platform is available on the PlayStation Mobile website. Bets for the next device to get Unity support are now open, with best odds going toward those fancy Japanese toilets and current-generation toaster ovens.
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TOKYO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that the official version of "Unity for PlayStation®Mobile" (Unity for PSM) will be available starting today.
"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) and PlayStation®TV (PS TV)*1. The official version of "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. This opens up the PS Vita platform to a broader range of mobile developers and will help fuel the expansion of the gaming lineup for both the PS Vita and PS TV systems.
Additionally, "Unity for PSM" makes it easier for developers to create games that incorporate unique features of the PS Vita system, such as its dual analog sticks and the rear touchpad.
The "PSM Developer Program," which is aimed at providing support to developers creating dedicated content for PSM, has expanded to a total of 32 countries and regions. This program allows developers to distribute their content easily through PlayStation®Store to PSM users worldwide.
Please refer to the below website for detailed information on this program: https://psm.playstation.net/portal/
SCE will continue to collaborate with content developers to deliver compelling entertainment experiences only available on PlayStation® through PSM.
*1 "PlayStation®Vita TV" is supported in Japan and other Asian regions, instead of PS TV.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.