Sony launches PlayStation Mobile Developer Program for all developers

Sony announced yesterday that it opened its PlayStation Mobile service to all publishers and developers through its PlayStation Mobile Developer Program that allows developers to make game apps for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation certified Android smartphones and tablets (Sony and HTC).

The PlayStation Mobile platform first launched in October with titles like Loot The Land, Beats Slider and Super Crate Box. Since it’s an open platform, indie developers and large publishers can get their games on iPhone, Android and now PlayStation Vita, with little cost.

As long as developers have a Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) account, they can head over to the PlayStation Mobile developer portal to download the free SDK. There’s a $99 licensing fee to publish an unlimited number of apps annually on PlayStation Mobile, but developers can create and test game apps prior to purchasing a license. Content will be sold in Japan, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.