PlayStation® First

PlaygroundSquad is proud to be part of SCEE’s academic program. This gives our apprentices’ exclusive access to Sony’s range of Playstation development kits.



What is PlayStation First?

PlayStation First is an academic training program created by Sony with the view to establishing a network of industry professionals able to integrate into their platforms.


Through a combination of Game Projects and Apprenticeship material aimed at Sony criteria, PlaygroundSquad is able to deliver opportunities to Apprentices that reflect that of the industry. Creating development stars for the future!


PlaygroundSquad was the very first institution to be honoured to collaborate with Playstation First in 2012. We have been both proud and delighted to work with the latest and greatest Sony technology ever since!

Development Kits

Below are the Development Kits we use to aid both our course and Game Projects:


  • PlayStation®4

  • PlayStation®3

  • PlayStation®Vita

  • PlayStation®Portable


By working with Playstation hardware, you can better prepare for the working industry and develop a familiarity with their architecture. Working with the industry’s leading platform helps provide all Apprentices with a fantastic head start!

Here are some games created by our Apprentices that have been published on the Playstation Store:


  • Ambassador Kane (PS4)