GDC 2014: Licensed devs free to create and publish GameMaker games on PlayStation platforms

GameMaker goes free for all PS4 developers

The GameMaker engine is now free for all licensed PlayStation developers making titles for PS4, PS3 or PS Vita.

The collaboration between the engine maker YoYo Games and SCEI means that licensed PlayStation developers will be able to create and publish GameMaker: Studio games to PlayStation platforms free of charge.

GameMaker: Studio support for PlayStation’s developer programme also includes support for PSN 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 YoYo Games CEO Sandy Duncan.

“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.”

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc’s senior VP of Technology Platform Teiji Yutaka added: “We are pleased to be working with YoYo Games to deliver GameMaker: Studio for our PlayStation platforms. 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 is demonstrating games created with GameMaker: Studio running on PS4 and PS Vita at GDC in San Francisco, 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 30th for PS4, May 30th for PS Vita and June 30th for PS3.

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