Sony Australia parters with AIE to bring Vita devkits to classrooms

PlayStation First education program launched

Six PlayStation Vita devkits will be provided to the Academy of Interactive Entertainment through a partnership with Sony Australia.

This is part of the PlayStation First initiative, which seeks to get up and coming developers experience working with Sony’s gaming platforms by providing developer resources to educational programs.

The AIE is the first school to partner with Sony for the new initiative, which also provides licenses for academic development including PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Mobile, and software agreements for PlayStation Move.

As reported by Gamespot, AIE will incorporate development for PlayStation devices into its syllabus in return for the resources donated to the school.

 "The opportunity to work with the PlayStation suite of platforms ensures our students are getting industry relevant skills to step confidently into the video game development sector,” said AIE’s director of business development and marketing Neil Boyd.

“The students are eagerly anticipating the access they will get to this leading platform, and having it built into the heart of their curriculum really adds to the possibilities for their future careers.”

AIE will offer the program at its Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra campuses.

For more information on the program, visit the PlayStation First website.

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