Sony is working on a developer kit for its upcoming PlayStation 4 console that it hopes will make it easier for developers to work on the PlayStation 4.
According to Sony’s press release, the development kit will have a smaller, lighter design and will include some of the components of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.
It’ll also come with the Kinect, a motion sensor and a range of sensors, including the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, compass chip and ambient light sensor.
“It’s a big change for the PlayStation, but it’s something that’s been on our wish list for a long time,” PlayStation vice president of development Shuhei Yoshida said in the release.
“The PlayStation 4 is a much more portable and powerful system than the PS3 or the Vita.
So the need for developers is greater, but at the same time, we know the console is a great platform for developers.”
Sony is also aiming to have the development system ready for release sometime in early 2018.
The company is using the name Project ATLUS, a reference to the Atlus gaming company that has produced a number of PlayStation 4 titles.
Sony is hoping to be able to use the name when it releases the development platform sometime this year.