Remember the Playstation Suite for Android devices? Remember how much it promised, only to deliver clunky ports of Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer? According to Sony, things are about to change, and its move into mobile gaming is about to get very serious indeed.
Sony has begun outlining plans what it’s now calling ‘Playstation Mobile’ – the evolution of the Playstation Suite which will soon be available on Sony-certified Android devices, alongside Asus tablets, the upcoming WikiPad and the PS Vita.
The platform will be open to major developers as well as indie, bedroom types, and allow users to sign in, buy a game once and then download it to all their devices – much the same as with games on the iOS App Store and Google Play.
Those vestibules are exactly what Sony’s looking to target, and with the might of some of the world’s biggest game developers on its side, it could well do just that.
Playstation Mobile will launch in earnest this Autumn.