Sony drops its PlayStation Mobile publishing fees

emigre

i am a free i am not man a number
OP
Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2009
Messages
8,434
Trophies
1
Age
31
Location
London
Website
gbatemp.net
XP
12,489
Country
United Kingdom
Remember Playstation Mobile? I didn't until yesterday. Y'know that thing about Playstation certificated devices and Android? Well Sony have decided to charge "protection money," publisher license fee. This means anyone can submit a game for the service.

Source

Hopefully we can all wait patiently for Foxi4 to port his successful Valwinator DS homebrew to the Vita. Valwinator HD anyone?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Thug and Foxi4

Foxi4

Endless Trash
Global Moderator
Joined
Sep 13, 2009
Messages
28,261
Trophies
2
Location
Gaming Grotto
XP
25,660
Country
Poland
Okay, so they "dropped the fees"... fully? Or was it a price drop?

...are you trying to say that development for the system is free of charge now?

...it has begun. :evil:
 

Devin

"Local Hardware Wizard"
Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2009
Messages
5,948
Trophies
1
Age
26
Location
The Nexus
XP
3,838
Country
United States
Nice. I saw some sweet homebrew being made before Sony started charging to use the Suite. Hoping to see that continue.
 

Foxi4

Endless Trash
Global Moderator
Joined
Sep 13, 2009
Messages
28,261
Trophies
2
Location
Gaming Grotto
XP
25,660
Country
Poland
So, wait, is this like saying that at this point, the only real reason to hack the Vita would be for illegal shit?

Maybe companies do learn.
That's not entirely true.

The thing about the PSMobile Suite is that it limits your resources for the sake of Multiplatform compatibility and it's not Native Code. It works on the Mono VM, you're coding using C#, you only get RAM access (as far as I remember it's 128MB) but other than that, it's pretty good in comparison to the tools we have now since you get a lot more processing power than in PSP Mode.
wow, this is the first time I've seen a handheld get "homebrew" before it gets gaems ;O;
What about the Wii? :tpi:
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 person

Plainscript

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
Messages
110
Trophies
0
XP
61
Country
Netherlands
About the Application for PSM Publisher License

We are not currently accepting publisher license applications from your country of residence. We apologize for this inconvenience.

...

BURN!
 

chyyran

somehow a weeb now.
Developer
Joined
Dec 10, 2009
Messages
2,844
Trophies
0
Location
here
Website
ronnchyran.com
XP
1,008
Country
Canada
PSMobile, everyone. Not PSN. Just mobile. As in...android. Don't think this applies at all to PSN.

I'm pretty sure the PSM brand includes the Vita.

How else would you explain
f6107fe4752eaf1a04ea.png

Though, this might also further discourage "true" Vita-mode Homebrew (i.e. haxx)
 

FireEmblemGuy

Celebrating a decade of shitposting
Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2007
Messages
2,462
Trophies
0
Age
29
Location
Michigan, USA
XP
841
Country
United States
I always found that fee ridiculous; you're allowed to sign up, grab the SDK, and start developing, but you couldn't actually test your code on an actual device (or maybe just the Vita, my memory's fuzzy) until you paid the yearly development fee. I mean, I get that otherwise people could redistribute their games/apps ( I don't think PSM accepts app submissions that aren't games, actually) to other devs for free, but still.

That wasn't the only ridiculous restriction, though; it's going to take quite a bit more to get me to care.
 

Qtis

Grey Knight Inquisitor
Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2010
Messages
3,817
Trophies
0
Location
The Forge
XP
1,703
Country
Antarctica
...

BURN!
I'm not that surprised. AFAIK, the countries that have PSM are still about the same as a year ago:

PlayStation Mobile opened in the United States, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France,Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia on October 3, 2012.. (from Wikipedia).

If the thing isn't available there, it's not surprising that you can't dev for it. Which is stupid, but so is the limit for the software to certain locations. Especially the PSVita restriction is plain stupid (I even have a US PSVita, but PSM is PSN based, alas no PSM).
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Big butt so what
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Cap or slap
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    "why hasnt disney sued for infringing a name?" Because Universal lost the King Kong versus Donkey Kong lawsuit in the 80s
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    no reasonable person can mix up snoop dogg with snoopy
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Snoopy dog og double g yo
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    this is church music, listen to the choir, to burn my kush you must use fire
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    I believe in the almighty fuck that hoe
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    This black cherry Pepsi is disgusting
    Gift
  • PeeJay Bonobo @ PeeJay Bonobo:
    I used to like Black Cherry Pepsi
    Gift
  • PeeJay Bonobo @ PeeJay Bonobo:
    Now, I just avoid soda altogether.
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    I drink soda like once a week if that even
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    It's okay to have anything in moderation unless your doctor says different
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    New chucky series is just eh
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Shame.
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    I heard it's more R.L. Stine than serious horror.
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    It's mostly trying to please new audience by saying we're okay with your sexual orientation and don't discriminate with a few murders here and there
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    They had that in the movies too.
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Yeah but it's more in your force sort of
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Chucky's son/daughter in Seed of Chucky.
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    It's not horrible just feels like they're trying to please crowds too hard
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    He did make a reference to his gender fluid son saying he doesn't have a problem with it which was a cool way to tie plots
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    "I don't know f I'm male or female or both or neither..:" "But do you like stabbing?" "Yes." "Then I love you."
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    "Let's go murder some people.
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    It just feels more cast heavy and not much focus on chucky imo
    Gift
  • katebeyond @ katebeyond:
    Monster Hunter Stories 2 Save
    Does anyone have a 100% complete storyline save?
    Nintendo Switch
    Gift
    katebeyond @ katebeyond: Monster Hunter Stories 2 Save Does anyone have a 100% complete storyline save...