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What PS4 features are available?

Unity for PlayStation®4 brings support for powerful next-generation technologies such as Shader Model 5 and compute shaders, allowing developers to create truly stunning visuals. What’s more, we already have support for all the DUALSHOCK®4 features, including accessing each controller’s individual speaker, touchpad, vibration, and light color.

Plus, Unity4.3 for PlayStation®4 supports camera features such as depth detection, hand and face positioning and PS Move detection. Full support for integration with Sony’s VR headset, Project Morpheus, is coming soon.

How can my team get Unity for PlayStation®4?

Start by registering with Sony. Once registered, developers can download Unity for PlayStation®4, get creating and self-publish. It’s that simple. As a special extra incentive, Sony will make a number of licenses available absolutely free of charge for approved titles.

Remember to visit Sony’s Unity forum once you’re up and running. The developers of Unity for PlayStation®4 are regular contributors, and it’s the place for PlayStation®4 Unity developers to come together to share knowledge and experience.

Can I publish games now using Unity for PlayStation®4?

Absolutely. In fact, a number of PS4 titles built in Unity have already shipped and many more are in production. Recent releases include…

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What’s next?

Right now the development team are splitting their efforts between two goals. We will continue to improve, optimize and support the ongoing 4.3 releases. At the same time, we’re working on bringing Unity 5.0 to PlayStation®4 as soon as possible.

As there’s lots to do, we won’t be releasing Unity for PlayStation® builds for upcoming dot releases in the Unity 4.x cycle. We will, however, continue to deliver regular 4.3 releases and will likely continue to run these releases alongside initial alpha and beta releases of Unity 5.0 when the time comes. We’ll update on 5.0 news for PlayStation®4 once we have it.

How did we get here?

The development team also works on other PlayStation platforms and has worked on Sony platforms since the days of the original PlayStation. We have thoroughly enjoyed bringing our experience to Unity development and look forward to working closely with developers to learn what our community needs going forward!

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[…] Unity 4.3 é a versão do conjunto de ferramentas de desenvolvimento de jogos adaptado especificamente para o PlayStation 4, que já está disponível publicamente para todos os desenvolvedores aprovados pela Sony. A notícia foi publicada na segunda-feira (16) no blog da ferramenta. […]

[…] «Сейчас команда разработчиков распределяет свои усилия между двумя целями. Мы будем продолжать совершенствовать, оптимизировать и поддерживать выход версии 4.3 для PS4. И мы работаем по введению Unity 5.0 для PlayStation 4 как можно скорее, » сказал представитель Unity Алекс Маклин на своем блоге. […]

[…] a welcome announcement for Unity engine developers and fans alike, Unity have just announced that it’s engine will feature support for the Sony Playstation 4. As Unity is hugely popular […]

Unity Sony licenses cost 25000$ plus all hardware and devkits plus all PEGI/ESBN ratings = lot of money.

[…] See the original post here: Unity for PlayStation®4 is here! – Unity Technologies Blog […]

[…] Para tener acceso a Unity 4.3 para PS4 es necesario registrarse como desarrollador en esta página de Sony. A partir de ahí se podrá descargar el motor para poder trabajar con él y, posteriormente, autopublicar los juegos a través de la PSN. Sony, además, ofrecerá una serie de licencias de forma totalmente gratuita para juegos aprobados con la intención de incentivar a los estudios independientes a usar este motor. Aquí podéis encontrar una lista de títulos para PS4 creados con Unity. […]

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[…] Para tener acceso a Unity 4.3 para PS4 es necesario registrarse como desarrollador en esta página de Sony. A partir de ahí se podrá descargar el motor para poder trabajar con él y, posteriormente, autopublicar los juegos a través de la PSN. Sony, además, ofrecerá una serie de licencias de forma totalmente gratuita para juegos aprobados con la intención de incentivar a los estudios independientes a usar este motor. Aquí podéis encontrar una lista de títulos para PS4 creados con Unity. […]

In all honestly, Unity PS4 and Unity PS Vita should really get a deal similar to the one that Nintendo Wii U and Xbox One has (You get Unity for free for those two).

I don’t know how, but please make it happen. Asking indie developers for a license fee per title on top of the cost of actually developing the title doesn’t sound very indie friendly.

Great release.

As for hobbyists, please accept that some hobbies cost more money than others, and you will need to purchase a dev kit. Any issues you have, you will need to contact Sony directly.

[…] devs have announced that its version 4.3 is now available for Playstation 4 platforms. Unity 4.3 fully supports PS4 camera features such as depth detection, hand and face positioning and PS move […]

[…] Para tener acceso a Unity 4.3 para PS4 es necesario registrarse como desarrollador en esta página de Sony. A partir de ahí se podrá descargar el motor para poder trabajar con él y, posteriormente, autopublicar los juegos a través de la PSN. Sony, además, ofrecerá una serie de licencias de forma totalmente gratuita para juegos aprobados con la intención de incentivar a los estudios independientes a usar este motor. Aquí podéis encontrar una lista de títulos para PS4 creados con Unity. […]

[…] Para tener acceso a Unity 4.3 para PS4 es necesario registrarse como desarrollador en esta página de Sony. A partir de ahí se podrá descargar el motor para poder trabajar con él y, posteriormente, autopublicar los juegos a través de la PSN. Sony, además, ofrecerá una serie de licencias de forma totalmente gratuita para juegos aprobados con la intención de incentivar a los estudios independientes a usar este motor. Aquí podéis encontrar una lista de títulos para PS4 creados con Unity. […]

[…] Para tener acceso a Unity 4.3 para PS4 es necesario registrarse como desarrollador en esta página de Sony. A partir de ahí se podrá descargar el motor para poder trabajar con él y, posteriormente, autopublicar los juegos a través de la PSN. Sony, además, ofrecerá una serie de licencias de forma totalmente gratuita para juegos aprobados con la intención de incentivar a los estudios independientes a usar este motor. Aquí podéis encontrar una lista de títulos para PS4 creados con Unity. […]

My EU account manager confirms this is probably a SCEA deal only. No free licenses for EU as far as he knows right now.

[…] (Source: Unity blog) […]

@MICHAEL, Yes the editor and PS4 specific player can be obtained from Sonys PS4 developer website. At some point soon, we will just have have one editor for all platforms, but currently we have a specific one from the PS4

Guys, enough with the developer requirements comments. They have nothing to do with Unity or Unity on PS4 and don’t belong here. Please take it up with Sony directly.

[…] cada vez más popular motor Unity ya es compatible con Playstation 4 tras la publicación de su versión 4.3, con soporte para tecnologías como Shader Model […]

I have just seen on the eu submission site for becoming a dev and it clearly states that i have to be able to mention a company name which is exactly the point *I cannot be incorporated because i am a pensionist* and here in DK we are only allowed a small amount of money earning when we are declared retired of the working market and that is also the main reason why i want to develop games that costs nothing… i guess i’m stuck with pc and mac forever because i cannot complete the formula as it stands with my pension…. if anyone can help me otherwise i’d be glad to listen but i just don’t see any way out :-/

Am I correct that the standard Unity Editor does not work and that we are to still use the editor obtainable from the PS4 dev net?

You can be a sole proprietor but you need a static ip to work with sony. Your isp will probably charge a bit extra for that.

@Mandrake @Alex, Sony will make a number of licenses available free of charge for approved titles.

Do i need to really have a company for developing for ps4?Can i enter the name of fake company(does not exisist)?Is developing with unity for ps4 free?

[…] cada vez más popular motor Unity ya es compatible con Playstation 4 tras la publicación de su versión 4.3, con soporte para tecnologías como Shader Model […]

So, as long as you sign up with Sony, Unity PS4 is free of cost? or do you still need to purchase some kind of licence?

“You must be physically located in US, Mexico, Central America, South America, or Canada”

@Mike, Unity for PS4 is available globally, not just in the USA. Just visit playstation.com/develop/ Thanks

You can form your own company, and be a company of one. This is actually how I got my start with Sony and the PSP Minis program. They are much more approachable than you would think.

Like above comment + why is it that Sony consoles are the only consoles on the market where it is 100% required to be with a company in order to develop for their consoles??? i would love to develop for the ps4 but it is impossible because i am a sole developer who wants to create 100% products. for consoles that is impossible so far!

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