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Unity to add Vita support with 4.3

By Matthew Handrahan

Unity to add Vita support with 4.3

Thu 16 Jan 2014 10:25am GMT / 5:25am EST / 2:25am PST

Deal made in March last year comes to fruition

Unity will deploy Vita support with its 4.3 update, finally adding Sony's handheld to its exhaustive list of exportable platforms.

Unity announced the deal to support all of the platforms in Sony's ecosystem in March last year, and the company's community fits in with the Vita's indie-friendly strategy.

All developers with a licensed agreement with Sony will be able to develop for the Vita's numerous features - motion sensors, front and rear cameras, rear touch-pad, analogue sticks - in Unity. Developers will also be able to integrate PlayStation Network features, like trophies and leaderboards.

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robert troughton Managing Director, Coconut Lizard

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Wait.. i thought they were supposed to have added Vita support last year? Their announcement at the time suggested it was coming, along with PS4 and more, in 2013..?

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Posted:2 years ago


Jakub Mikyska CEO, Grip Digital

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Funny they didn't announce the price they are asking for the Vita (or any other PlayStation platform for that matter) license. That would make some news ;-)

Posted:2 years ago


Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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Nice. I hope it's affordable to some here who maybe want to experiment with. I want to see more games on the Vita getting a push on and off PSN in the near future...

Posted:2 years ago


Mark Bridges Human

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Sony and Unity are currently working on a Version of Unity for there Playstation Mobile Development that will be free to all the devs registered and currently using the free PSM SDK.

They are going to be doing a Closed Beta launch in February.

Posted:2 years ago


Luis E Alvarado Studying Mobile Development B.S., Full Sail University

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It actually looks like it is a development environment based on Unity 4.3.0 with the added PS Vita export options.
So it looks like the license here just covers the PS Vita while Unity 4.3.0 itself is being licensed for free to PlayStation Mobile Developers.
It also looks like it is based on the concept of using a retail PS Vita, like PSM, for development.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Luis E Alvarado on 19th January 2014 1:06pm

Posted:2 years ago


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