YoYo Games and Sony Announce GameMaker: Studio Partnership for PlayStation's Licensed Developer Program

Posted by Jaime Cottini on 19 March 2014

Today at GDC, we're thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Sony to offer GameMaker: Studio support for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®3. This makes publishing GameMaker: Studio games to PlayStation® platforms easy and free of charge for all licensed PlayStation developers. 

GameMaker: Studio support for PlayStation’s licensed developer program also includes support for PSNSM features as well as licensed platform peripherals including controllers, control inputs and cameras. 

“Today’s announcement is a major milestone in our strategy to make powerful, cross-platform game development more widely accessible,” said Sandy Duncan, Chief Executive Officer at YoYo Games. “It’s particularly good news for the Indie development community in that it will remove the complexity barrier that exists in delivering Indie gaming experiences to PlayStation users.” 

“We are pleased to be working with YoYo Games to deliver GameMaker: Studio for our PlayStation platforms,” said Teiji Yutaka, Senior Vice President, Technology Platform of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “PlayStation users will soon be allowed to enjoy a wide variety of creative games including unique indie game titles from GameMaker's growing global community of developers, which includes some of the most acclaimed independent talent in the world including indie development community.” 

YoYo Games will be demonstrating games created with GameMaker: Studio running on PS4 and PS Vita at GDC starting today, Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21 at booth 1924. 

The GameMaker: Studio open beta for licensed PlayStation developers will be available immediately following GDC. GameMaker: Studio’s exports for PS4, PS Vita and PS3 are currently in development, with availability to licensed developers expected April 30 for PS4, May 30 for PS Vita and June 30 for PS3.

 

Anyone interested in becoming a licensed PlayStation® developer can register their interest with SCE at https://www.companyregistration.playstation.com/.