The Academic Development Programme is a Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) academic licensing programme for universities and academic groups interested in PlayStation development tools in further education. Our development kit programme (dev kits) is unique in providing access to the full PlayStation software (SDK) and development hardware for teaching purposes in computer engineering, programming and software development.
We currently provide platform specific licences for academic development to cover: Move.me™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®Portable (PSP™), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®Vita.
PlayStation®4 (PS4™) dev kits will be available as a follow on licensing programme to University members registered on the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) dev kit programme. PlayStationFirst is now actively seeking 'Expression of Interests' from Universities interested in the Academic Dev Kit Programme and PSVita™ development. PSVita™ is the system that is most closely integrated with PS4™ and an essential part of the connected experience to create and innovate on PlayStation platforms. Interested parties keen to get skilled up on PS Vita™ and explore the future of PlayStation console game development are invited to email PlayStationFirst!
Only legally registered institutions are eligible to apply, and will have to demonstrate the use of PlayStation® technologies as a critical part of the teaching curriculum. Individuals or students are not eligible. To obtain further information and to submit an 'Expression of Interest', please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PlayStation®First is a Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Worldwide Studios (WWS) academic partnership programme to inspire innovation across PlayStation. PlayStation®First establishes partnerships with pioneers at the cutting edge of innovation, development and research.
PlayStation®First status is awarded by invitation only to leading university courses, educational organisations and talent incubators - they must fulfil a set of academic and PlayStation oriented criteria.