Sony hopes to entice developers with $99 PlayStation Mobile Publisher License Fee Waived

On May 9, 2013

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Sony has made it clear in recent months that they want to encourage indie developers to create apps for the PS Vita and the upcoming PS 4, now they have taken a large step in that direction. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog Sony has decided to waiver the Publisher License Fee for PlayStation Mobile.

In other words developers no longer have to pay $99 in order to be able to develop apps for Playstation Mobile, furthermore they can add their games onto Sony’s PlayStation Vita or any other PlayStation-certified device without having to pay for it. This is what the official Playstation Blog states:

This summer we’re throwing down the gauntlet for PlayStation Mobile development and are removing any existing barriers to get your brainchild of a game on this new PlayStation platform. As you saw with our recent Indie Arcade event at GDC, we’re always looking to support new developer talent, so we’ve decided to waive the $99 publisher license fee for PlayStation Mobile, which means you can bring your games to PlayStation Vita or any PlayStation-certified device free of cost.

It seems as if gaming developers are starting to feel the pressure from mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones. What do you think will this change in pricing entice developers to focus on Playstation Mobile or do you think they will stick with iOS and Android?