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Unity for PlayStation®4 Released

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Aurore, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Aurore

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  2. Steve-Tack

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    So I assume a PS4 dev kit is required to develop games with that?
     
  3. Tim-Cannell

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    Hi,

    Yes, you need to be registered as a developer with Sony (links are in the blog), you can then purchase a PS4 dev kit from them and download the special version of Unity for PS4.

    Tim - Unity Platform Team
     
  4. Steve-Tack

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    OK, thanks. I don't suppose getting a rough idea of the dev kit cost is allowed to be shared? It's too bad, it seems that you have to go through a lot of steps just to get access to that important information. As a hobbyist, I can't justify spending the $$$ if it costs as much as 6 or 7 consumer PS4's (which is my impression).
     
  5. hippocoder

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    Congrats on release, Unity!

    As a hobbyist, you will know there's expensive and cheap hobbies :)
     
  6. Steve-Tack

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    Hehe, indeed. What I should have said is "I can't *reasonably* justify spending the $$$." I can unreasonably justify just about anything. :)
     
  7. XCO

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    This is very exciting, but someone told me that people are already devolving games for XBOX ONE with UNITY and I was wondering where is the info on XBOX one if anyone has it ?

    Sorry I know this is the PS4 thread i just couldn't find the XBOX one... And I would love to know if you can already dev for XBOX ONE with unity ?!? :D
     
  8. Steve-Tack

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    There's an ID@Xbox program that a chosen few have been developing games for. They've said that eventually retail/consumer Xbox One consoles will be usable as dev kits, and presumably they'll be opening up the program to more developers. It could end up being a far more accessible platform than PS4, depending on how things go.
     
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  9. FuzzyQuills

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    Welp, if that's true, in comes a new platform! :)

    That IS a question though: where to get info on Xbox One publishing with Unity? Just wondering about license terms. (I already know Nintendo with the Wii U have a fairly easy to get into program for Unity devs)
     
  10. bocs

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    ah...too bad, I was hoping it was like the vita where you could just test without a dev kit.
     
  11. FuzzyQuills

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    @bocs: You CAN?! :eek: I had no idea! :)
     
  12. Aurore

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    http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/Developers/id
     
  13. FuzzyQuills

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    AMAZING! :) Looks like I will be dropping my game on that, shall it become successful! ;)

    I shall add it to my console register URL listing. (I already have the Wii U on the list)
     
  14. gamerz31w

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    What about Nintendo Wii U?Aurore avatar is from Hobbit,Lord of the Rings,Throne Games or Eragon?
     
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  16. radiantboy

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    The cost and the location are the main issues for me (PS4: You must be physically located in US, Mexico, Central America, South America, or Canada) :) I love how Unity lets us so easily develop for PS and Xbox!!

    Can't wait to fulfill my life long dream of bringing a game of my own design to the mainstream consoles.
     
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  17. ScottyB

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    That sounds like just the requirements for SCE America, have you checked out SCE Europe?
     
  18. LeftyTwoGuns

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    Is there an ETA on Unity 5 for consoles?
     
  19. hippocoder

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    It's been available for ages. You cannot have it without going via MS or Sony or Nintendo. Same for UE4 or anything else that's big. The path is via the manufacturers.
     
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