Sony Computer Entertainment and game engine tool provider Unity Technologies are partnering to bring the Unity engine to developers so they can make games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Mobile.
According to an announcement made today by Unity Technologies' CEO, David Helgason, when the service is made available, all games built on Unity will be deployable to the above PlayStation devices and all of Sony's future cloud services. The partnership is significant for many game developers because Unity is a popular game engine widely used in the development of PC, console and mobile games. The engine is also widely used by independent developers and big studios alike.
"It's incredible that we're now able to work with PlayStation to help many of these studios find success across [Sony's] powerful platforms," Helgason said.
Unity for PlayStation allows Unity developers to create games for PlayStation Mobile without the need for an additional PSM SDK. Unity will also offer developers the opportunity to integrate PlayStation Network features like Trophy functionality in their games.
Unity currently supports platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, Flash, Xbox 360 and Wii U. More information about Unity can be found here. Sony and Unity will share more details about the partnership in the coming months. A gallery of games developed in Unity can be viewed here.