Sony Computer Entertainment And Unity Technologies Extend Partnership To Offer Unity For PlayStation® To All PlayStation Licensed Developers At No Additional Cost
TOKYO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) and Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, today announced that they have extended and strengthened their strategic partnership to offer Unity Pro for PlayStation® for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita at no additional cost to all PlayStation® licensed developers. SCEI and Unity originally entered into a strategic partnership in March 2013 to provide Unity for PlayStation.
The strengthened partnership demonstrates Sony Computer Entertainment's commitment to providing the richest variety of gaming experiences for platform owners by making Unity's PlayStation platform deployment tools, already released and being used by many developers, more easily accessible and free of licensing fees. The extended relationship increases SCE's support for the activities of independent developers and deepens the cooperation with Unity in order to enhance performance and provide more features to meet the needs of experienced PlayStation developers.
"We are very happy to begin offering Unity for our PlayStation® platforms at no additional cost to developers," said Teiji Yutaka, Senior Vice President, Division Deputy President, R&D Division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "Some of the most exciting and high quality games are being created in the vibrant indie community. We're happy to help ensure all developers have the same opportunities to create wonderful new experiences for our powerful PlayStation platforms."
"We're already seeing amazing Unity-authored games coming out, as well as many more that are in production, for all of the PlayStation platforms," said David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies. "This is an exciting step to make this clear and easy, and to guarantee that developers using Unity have a fantastic opportunity to participate in the PlayStation® developer community."
Many Unity-authored games are already released or in development such as Assault Android Cactus, BroForce, CounterSpy, DEEMO, Galak-Z, Night in the Woods, Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty, Shiftlings, Starwhal: Just the Tip, The Golf Club, and TorqueL. As evidenced by this small fraction of Unity-authored titles, Unity's adaptability and flexibility make the development platform ideal for an incredibly wide range of game styles and art. For a bigger list of released and in-development Unity-authored titles, visit Unity's website gallery.
Developers interested in creating games for PlayStation platforms can reach out to their PlayStation representative to discuss becoming an approved PlayStation developer and receiving specialized PlayStation ready versions of the Unity Pro development engine and editor.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the 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 and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they 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 an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. PlayStation®4, available this holiday season, is the next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity's powerful core engine and editor serve as the foundation for developers and designers to quickly build beautiful games or apps and easily bring them across multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems.
At the heart of Unity's democratization initiatives, you will find solutions and services for building games and audiences. The Unity Asset Store digital content marketplace supports developer efforts by providing time and money saving solutions to tough production, design, and art challenges. New integrated services such as Unity Cloud Build extend the platform for greater productivity in creating, testing, and deploying, while Unity Everyplay and Unity Ads help developers connect with their audiences and acquire users through the sharing of game replays on social networks and offering a high-quality advertising network.
Unity Technologies serves over 600,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students, and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
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