The PS2 Is Now Officially An Open Platform

The PlayStation 2 is far from dead, and the console is outselling the PS3. With Sony Europe's developer relations manager George Bain announcing that it's no longer necessary for developers to submit upcoming titles to Sony for content approval, don't expect the PS2 to die off anytime soon. The platform is now open, and this action will certain spur on a spate of low-cost titles. Bain cited territories like Russia and India that are now able to "create low-development cost titles and release them in their market". Dev kits are still a necessity, but there are no longer PS2 licensing fees. "This has never been done before," notes Bain. "This is something we're actively promoting."

Casual Connect: Sony On Developing for an Open PS2 Platform [GameDaily via Edge]


    I read on ars that the debug dev kit costs about 1/10 of the standard dev kit. So based on other comments here, that would put it around $1000. Can anyone confirm this and how would you go about purchasing one?

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