The 2.0 version of the PSMobile software development kit is Vita only, dropping support for PlayStation Certified Devices.
According to a post on a PlayStation Mobile developer portal earlier last week (and reiterated by PSNStores), the v2.0 SDK will not support PlayStation Certified devices when it releases this Summer. This isn’t the end of the line for those PlayStation Certified Devices though, as developers will still be able to create games for them using the v1.2 SDK.
What does this mean for us PlayStation Vita owners, you may ask? Well, it means that PlayStation Mobile can now better integrate with the Vita’s features. Seeing as how the Vita is the lone device ecosystem supported by PlayStation Mobile SDK v2.0, developers are free to incorporate buttons and other features from the system’s hardware – no longer limiting input and hardware support to touchscreen only.
This update doesn’t come without strings however, as all games that were made on the v1.2 SDK will not be compatible with the v2.0 SDK and will have to be remade to work on this updated developer environment.
The PlayStation Mobile 2.0 SDK is set to release later this Summer.