Sony Partners with Unity for PS3, PS4, Vita

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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Unity + Sony

Remember Sony’s claim about wanting to make the PlayStation 4 more developer-friendly? Well, they recently announced that Sony Computer Entertainment has partnered with Unity Technologies to offer Unity for PlayStation, a version of the multi-platform game engine optimized for PlayStation devices, including the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation 4.

If you’re a developer and are licensed to make games for PlayStation consoles, this means your Unity-based games will be made available on the PlayStation Store and will be available on Sony’s future cloud services. In addition, you’ll have access to the Unity Community, which will give you access to lots of information and other resources, and the Unity Asset Store, which offers tools, assets, and other things either free or at a “nominal cost.”

If all of this sounds familiar to you, that’s because Nintendo announced a similar partnership with Unity about a year ago for the Wii U. This, along with a couple of other reasons, is why the Wii U has become super-popular with the indie scene. If Sony can match or exceed what Nintendo has to offer in terms of attracting independent developers, Nintendo might be in a bit of trouble. Unity for PlayStation is set to arrive this fall, so we’ll see how this all plays out.

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  • nottryingtobeadick

    has the wii u become super popular with the indie scene, how so?

    • I was wondering the same.

  • Gemnist

    When did this Unity whatever come for Wii U? Has it been out? If it hasn’t, do you guys think that it may be cancelled with this announcement (or vice versa)?

  • millarrp

    It may not be a bad thing…if you can support multiple systems with one platform it might attract more developers

  • I don’t see why Unity can’t support multiple consoles.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    How would Nintendo be in trouble?

  • Guest

    Not sure if you guys knew this but Unity is a mobile development platform and there are already a handful of games on PSN that run on Unity. The difference is that now there will be a version optimized for PlayStation, most likely meaning the software will now have a few buttons built-in to tack on social media functions touch pad, and six-axis, which previously required manual coding in Unity.

    Also, Sony is the last entertainment company on the planet to finally get their own version…. Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Adobe Flash, Facebook API, Wii U, and Xbox 360 versions of Unity have been around for months (some for years).