Soon you will be able to play PlayStation games on your iOS and Android device. Sony announced today that characters from PlayStation games will be making appearances on mobile devices. The company is setting up a new business division called ForwardWorks, this new studio will be tasked solely with bringing “full-fledged game titles” and Sony’s PlayStation characters & intellectual property to mobile devices.
ForwardWorks is expected to be created on April 1st, same date Sony Computer Entertainment becomes Sony Interactive Entertainment, so soon games like God of War, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet and others will be available for download on smart handheld devices. Sounds like great news right? the problem here is ForwardWorks, is going to focus on users based in Japan and Asia, according to today’s announcement. Lets hope someday other part of the world will benefit from this.
Previously Sony had ventured into something similar, in 2012, the company launched PlayStation Mobile, this program was set to get a new wave of games on Sony and other PlayStation-certified Android devices, months later Sony stopped supporting the program and then closed it down.
Few weeks ago Nintendo released its first mobile app, Miitomo, a social app that lets users create cartoon-like avatars, this didn’t really appeal to hardcore Nintendo fans. According to Sony its mobile titles will be “full-fledged,” this makes us optimistic that the games will likely be more appealing.
With smartphone’s having “full-fledged” PlayStation titles, what then happens to the PS Vita? Sony may eventually put an end to it since smartphone games could replace the PS Vita income stream.
Sony Corporation was founded by Masaru Ibuka, Akio Morita. The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation is headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. It’s latest console, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a home video game console developed by it’s subsidiary, Sony Computer Entertainment. It was launched on November 15, 2013 in North America, and November 29, 2013 in Europe, South America and Australia. It competes with Microsoft’s Xbox One, as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles.