Sony pronounces plans to make PlayStation video games for iOS and Android

Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

It seems like Sony will comply with Nintendo’s cue and give attention to cellular gaming. The corporate introduced in the present day [in Japanese] that it’ll type a brand new enterprise unit that’s tasked with bringing PlayStation titles and IP to iOS and Android units.

That feels like nice information for players, however there’s a caveat right here, it appears. Ahead Works, Sony’s cellular gaming arm, goes to concentrate on customers based mostly in Japan and Asia, in accordance with as we speak’s announcement. The division shall be formally created on April 1 — the identical time that Sony Pc Leisure turns into Sony Interactive Leisure — so we’re more likely to study extra after that date.

Atsushi Morita, SCE’s head in Japan and Asia, will lead Ahead Works. Different administrators of the group embrace Andrew Home, who’s Group CEO of SCE.

Nintendo launched its first cellular recreation this month, Miitomo. The lengthy-awaited title isn’t actually a mainstream launch, although. Relatively, it’s a social app that lets customers create cartoon-like avatars — very very similar to the ‘Miis’ you’ll be able to create with the Nintendo Wii. That’s more likely to depart it interesting to hardcore Nintendo followers. Sony, nevertheless, has hinted that its cellular titles shall be “full-fledged,” which makes us optimistic that they are going to be extra universally interesting. Sony’s earlier effort at tapping smartphones — PlayStation Cellular — was tied into its Vita handheld system. It closed down final yr.

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