Would You Pay For Release Work?

September 19, 2012

After wandering around the web I came across a post that mentioned a website that is trying to raise money to have a developer port Android to the PlayStation Vita and posed interesting idea.  What if there was a site similar to Kickstarter.com that would allow people to raise money for homebrew projects?  The reason obviously is that they tend to take a large amount of time develop in most cases.

Currently the way the homebrew community works is based on the developers simply working away in their spare time and basically giving away the fruits of their labor to the community. There are some developers out there who have tried to raise money for their work like SKFU and his request for donations to buy a PlayStation Vita Dev kit.

I’m not sure a pay for release system would work in the long run.  Maybe for something like a PS3 exploit that would render the same level of ease for developers and users to use and develop homebrew for the PS3 but that’s about it. What do you think? Would it catch on? And what would you be willing to pay for?

Android on Vita.com

Tags: homebrew, PS3 Hacks, PS3 Homebrew, ps3 homebrew apps

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