Universities Can Get PS4 Devkits

PS First

Universities currently registered with the PS Vita Devkit programme, now have a chance to sign up to the same scheme for the PS4, giving them early access to the next-gen system in order to develop new applications, as part of the PlayStation First Academic Programme.

Run by Sony Computer Entertainment and SCE Worldwide Studios, the First Programme builds links with universities and other academic institutions, to keep the courses at these institutions as cutting edge as possible - letting students get a leg up by working with the same hardware and software as those in professional positions within the video game and software development industry.

Head of Academic Development for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Dr Maria Stukoff, explained the programme: “The next generation of Indie developers are now in education, and PlayStation First is at the forefront of enabling students to gain future-fit skills for PlayStation console development by providing access to real professional tools”.

As part of this scheme, Sony is now seeking out unis and other academies for potential PS4 partnerships. Those interested are being invited to email applications@psedu.scedev.net.

To read more about it, check out the PS First site here.

It is also still offering hardware in the form of PS3, Vita and PSP kits, for those also interested in developing courses and course materials based around those platforms.

Any of you currently going through higher education? Would you be interested in taking a stab at PS4 development?

[Thanks AllGamesBeta]

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Huh?

Soooooo, "to keep the courses at these institutions as cutting edge as possible - letting students get a leg up by working with the same hardware and software as those in professional positions within the video game and software development industry." they're gonna give academic institutions already obsolete video game hardware? Game devs work with PCs & conkydinkly, that happens to be where the cutting edge tech always is!

Well of course they develop

Well of course they develop on PC (Where I've worked, specifically Mac Pro workstations with firmware modded video cards) - then they compile and test on the target console. If you're making a console game what's the point of compiling for and testing it on your dev machine?

lol

I guess Sony was jealous that Hospitals, and the military were showing great intrest in Microsofts Kinect and making real world applications for it. Jealousy has a great way to steal ideas. Asian↓

Haven't you guys figured out

Haven't you guys figured out yet? Michael J is just a troll. Why or how he spends all his wasted days on MG is saddening, maybe he's in a wheelchair? Sorry for your loss MJ, hope you get your spina bifida sorted out. Keep on rollin rollin rollin!

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Pretty silly attitude, coupled with your current signature about how grumpy cat is what society brings out in you it makes you seem like someone who deserves whatever it is you think you're getting. Really, keep blaming others for your flaws, thats how you become a better person.

Excuses won't get you off of

Excuses won't get you off of this. It's quite easy to see your attitude through your multitude of posts all over. Being imperfect is fine, realizing you have a flaw and insiting on it as if it was the right thing to do is not though. Social experiment? Don't make me laugh, you're a joke and a half kid.

Lol

There is method to the madness. It's just that you haven't seen it yet, and I have to leave something to the imagination, cant give you all the answers, son. But I'm glad you don't see the reasoning behind my actions.

My motto: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

For every "The Unfinished

For every "The Unfinished Swan" or "Minerva's Den" theres a million "SUPER BACON FUN TROLL TIME FOR COOL GMERS LOL SO RANDUM". I think you're giving indies and students too much credit - the innovation comes from new paradigms of thought and design by individuals, not the scene.

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