Sony Buys SN Systems; Signs key Middleware Products for PS3

British company SN Systems, the world leader in development tools for videogames platforms, has been acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment as part of a drive to sign up key development tools for the PS3 platform. Bristol-based SN is the creator of the ProDG tool, which will now become a core part of the PlayStation 3 Software Development Kit, along with many of SN's other tools such as its compiler, linker and IDE.

"It's a great pleasure to have SN Systems on board PlayStation," according to SCE's CTO, Masa Chatani. "For more than ten years, they have pioneered the development of great tools for PlayStation content creation. By combining our experience and skills together, PlayStation will have even more sophisticated tools to deliver to content creators around the world."

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