While Sony didn't make its upcoming PlayStation Phone official at its press event, the company did show off the "PlayStation Suite," a new initiative that will bring original PlayStation games to Android-based devices. The games are coming this calendar year, with titles like Syphon Filter, Wild Arms, and Cool Boarders 2 shown at the event.
"In the dramatically evolving and diversifying mobile market, the number of users who enjoy games casually on a variety of devices, including mobile phones, smart-phones and tablet PCs, has been increasing significantly," Sony stated. "By offering 'PlayStation quality' content to this rapidly growing market, SCE will not only deliver the PlayStation experience to a wider base of users around the globe, but will also be able to offer game developers and publishers the potential to further expand their business opportunities to these devices."
Sony is opening the door for a wide variety of devices through its "PlayStation Certified" process. "Through this program, SCE will offer necessary support, including development support as well as logo licensing, to ensure the delivery of PlayStation quality experience across various devices," the company explained. Android 2.3 or later is required for these features, and users will be able to download programs directly to their phones or tablets. All this content will also be available through Sony's upcoming NGP.
This is big news for Android phones, especially if PSP games or original content are supported at a later date... the wording does state that Sony is "starting" with original PlayStation games, after all. Of course, it would be silly if Sony didn't have some upcoming hardware to take advantage of this program, don't you agree?
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