Sony is progressing with the release of the PlayStation Suite SDK
. As promised last month, the SDK is in open beta phase and is available for testing by everyone, free of charge.
The PlayStation Suite SDK is Sony's answer for new and seasoned developers to create applications and games for several Sony devices, including the PS Vita. Efforts won't go to waste as you'll be able to submit your work to the PS Store for sale. The suite has everything you need to conjure something up including a debugger, simulator and design tools. You won't be on your own through this as you'll also have access to a special Developers only forum in which you can communicate with other developers.
Sony is looking towards releasing the gold version of the PlayStation Suite SDK later on this year. Unfortunately, the license that will then, be required to use the Suite will set you back $99 for the year.
This is an excellent opportunity for new and fully seasoned developers to expand their capabilities and learn the coding that goes into apps and games. Who knows, some titles that come from this may be just as much of a hit as what the big names are pushing out. If you want to take a look at the SDK yourself, you can download it from Sony's Developer Program site below.