Mobile gaming is about to get a major upgrade. Hours ago, Sony announced that it would launch five or six smartphone games on both the iOS and Android mobile platforms before March 2018. This comes just weeks after Nintendo unveiled a partnership with Apple that will bring Super Mario to the iPhone.
Back in March, Sony established a new division of its company called ForwardWorks, which would aim to deliver “full-fledged game titles” in the smart device market. That was the last we’d heard about the subsidiary until this week.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony will release the mobile games in Japan first, followed by other Asian countries. The United States and Europe don’t factor into Sony’s current plans for smartphone game releases.
Sony wasn’t willing to share any specifics regarding the potential mobile game lineup, but there’s a chance we could see some familiar faces on our phones and tablets next year. Uncharted, God of War, Infamous, Ratchet & Clank — Sony has a pretty deep library to pull from when deciding what to bring to mobile.
These plans have been in the works for quite a while, but with the success of Pokemon Go, it’s not surprising to see both Sony and Nintendo attempting to capitalize on the market when licensed mobile games have reached a fever pitch.