Unity Technologies today announced a partnership with Sony that will see Unity tools developed for PlayStation platforms.

Announced on the PlayStation blog, the news means that games built in the Unity engine will be portable to the PS3, PS Vita, PS Mobile, and the future PS4.

Unitys one of the most popular game creation programs in the business due to the ease with which developers, whether big-name or indie, can learn its tools. Companies such as EA, Ubisoft, and Square Enix use Unity in some of their projects, but this news is a real boon to independent developers and fans of indie games. Unity allows developers to easily port their games across numerous platforms, and with PlayStation now added to the list, the number of titles available to gamers is likely to increase significantly.

Unity has been supported on PS3 for awhile now, but this is the first time that the tools will be made available for public use.

Games that have been (or are being) built with Unity tools include Temple Run, Wasteland 2, and Slender.

Source: ign.com/articles/2013/03/22/unity-engine-headed-to-playstation-platforms