PS2 now an open platform


Kotaku reports that sony has dropped the requirement to submit PS2 titles for content approval, effectively making it an open platform. I don’t personally see myself using it since there are still the hurdles of acquiring development hardware and documentation, and if the rumors are true programming the PS2 can be an unpleasant experience.

It’s nice to see Sony take a step towards the free software movement with their retired consoles, though, even if it’s only to boost hardware sales on their part. They were also nice enough to take a stand against region-protection their games a while back so I’m hoping more companies follow suit in their hardware reasoning.

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Posted on Oct 29/08 by Saint and filed under General game development | No Comments »