Sony on Tuesday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles announced that its PlayStation Suite for mobile devices will be renamed to PlayStation Mobile. Sony initially unveiled the mobile gaming platform and marketplace in January 2011. The Suite allows owners of PlayStation certified devices, such as the Xperia Play, to play various older PlayStation games on their Android smartphones and tablets. During its E3 media event, Sony also announced that it has partnered with HTC to bring PlayStation Mobile to the Taiwanese vendor’s smartphones, making it the first non-Sony company to be PlayStation Certified. “HTC is focused on delivering innovative mobile experiences for people everywhere and SCE’s immersive world of gaming will bring compelling entertainment to HTC One customers across the globe,” said Kouji Kodera, HTC’s chief product officer. Read on for Sony’s press release.
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES HTC AS PART OF THE PLAYSTATION™CERTIFIED LICENSE PROGRAM PLAYSTATION®SUITE RENAMED “PLAYSTATION®MOBILE”
Further Proliferate The PlayStation® Experience Across Mobile Devices
Tokyo, June 5, 2012– Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced HTC Corporation (HTC) will join the PlayStation™Certified license program*1. By collaborating with HTC, a global designer of smartphones and the world’s first company to launch Android-powered devices, SCE aims to deliver the PlayStation® experience to even more users around the world.
“HTC is focused on delivering innovative mobile experiences for people everywhere and SCE’s immersive world of gaming will bring compelling entertainment to HTC One customers across the globe,” said Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer, HTC Corporation.
In addition to third party developers and publishers as well as a wide range of content developers who have agreed to develop content for PlayStation®Suite, SCE Worldwide Studios is developing attractive games. SCE is positioned to proliferate the world of PlayStation across mobile devices with the progress of content development and the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices. In conjunction with this development, SCE will rename PlayStation Suite to PlayStation®Mobile, and position it as a new platform.
SCE will further accelerate the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices and continue to collaborate with content developers to drive the delivery of compelling entertainment experiences through PlayStation Mobile.