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PlayStation® First

PlaygroundSquad is proud to be part of SCEE's leading academic development program, granting students exclusive access to their range of PlayStation development kits.

PlayStation controller with blue light on a table.
Handheld PlayStation controller.


What is PlayStation First?

PlayStation First is an international academic programme by Sony with the mission of establishing a network of world-class educations capable of generating fresh talent on Sony's platforms. The best game development courses coupled with hands-on training provides the perfect environment for students to become the PlayStation development stars of the future.

PlaygroundSquad was the very first international institution to be given this status in 2012, and we've been happy to pioneer the latest and greatest in Sony technology ever since.

Development tools

The programme includes access to Sony development tools and hardware - the very same professional equipment used in the games industry. This has allowed students to develop their game projects for numerous platforms throughout the years, including:



  • PlayStation®4

  • PlayStation®3

  • PlayStation®Vita

  • PlayStation®Portable


Working with PlayStation allows students to prepare for work on real hardware even before their first internship, making them an attractive prospect in the industry. There's nothing like hands-on experience!

The very best games even go on to be published on the PlayStation Store. PlaygroundSquad has published titles such as:


  • Ambassador Kane (PS4)

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