New PS2 development kit?
Artdink, a Japanese developer known for its efforts on the A-Train series, has recently confirmed plans to develop the 'PlayStation 2 - Basic Studio.' The unit is, in the most basic sense of the term, an at-home development kit. Users will be empowered with the ability to create their very own PlayStation 2 titles using the BASIC programming language. The bundle with which the unit will be shipped is to include five components: EZ-Basic, Score-Note, Poly-Craft, IMGE-Sketch, and B-Shell. In a potentially earth-shattering addition, however, gamers will soon be able to save their creations to the PS2 hard drive, and will soon be able to integrate networking elements into their titles. PlayStation 2 - Basic Studio is set to hit retailers this April for 9800 yen (US$87).
1/23/2001 Bryan Keers