Sony Computer Entertainment unveils PlayStation Suite and introduces the world of PlayStation to Android based portable devices.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has unveiled PlayStation®Suite (PS Suite), delivering the PlayStation experience to Android based portable devices*.
Thanks to this entirely new initiative, users will be able to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history.
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. By offering quality PlayStation 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.
In providing the PlayStation experience on Android based portable devices, SCE will commence a PlayStation®Certified licence programme for hardware manufacturers. Through this programme, SCE will offer necessary support, including development support and logo licensing, to ensure the delivery of quality PlayStation experiences across various devices.
On the software front, SCE plans to provide PS Suite content during 2011, starting with original PlayStation games** (PS one® classics) that will allow users to enjoy quality PlayStation gameplay on their Android based portable devices.
SCE also plans to make PlayStation Store directly available to Android based portable devices, so that users will be able to download content in an easy to use environment. Moreover, SCE will provide a new game development environment in an effort to ensure new and compelling content is delivered on PS Suite, which will also offer opportunities for a wider base of developers and publishers to further expand their business on various portable devices.
Newly developed content for PS Suite can also be enjoyed on the next generation portable entertainment system, PS Vita, which SCE announced at the same time. Users who have never experienced PlayStation content can get a taste of the PlayStation experience through PS Suite and, from there, they can enjoy the ultimate portable entertainment experience that is only possible on PS Vita.
Keep an eye on playstation.co.nz and PlayStation.Blog for more news on this exciting new service.
* Android 2.3 or beyond is required.
** PS one game console software title. Titles will be announced at a later date.
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