Sony focused business that will make PlayStation games for smartphones




Sony announces to set up a company called Forward Works, which will focus on developing games for smart devices “such as smartphones. It is according to Sony to full-fledged games based on existing PlayStation titles.

Sony says that the new company will make game apps for smartphone users in Japan and Asia, for both Android and iOS. Or the PlayStation games also come to mobile devices in other parts of the world is not yet known.

For the development of mobile games, the company will use the intellectual property of PlayStation titles will also game characters from existing games back in the apps. Sony states that the purpose is to make full-fledged games. Forward Works also going to work on a network or service for mobile devices. Sony probably referring thereby to further development or expansion of the PlayStation Network for the mobile market.

Forward Works has an office in Tokyo starting April 1, when the new financial year from Sony and many other Japanese companies will start. When the first mobile PlayStation games come is not yet known.

It is not the first time that Sony is interfering in the market for smartphone games. And all the PlayStation Mobile platform and there was was an Android app, which worked on a select number of phones, which notably indie games could be played. However, this service was in 2015 closed and disappeared the app.

Years earlier, in 2011, brought Sony PlayStation smartphone on the market: the Xperia Play. A successor to the device never appeared. With these previous initiatives, especially Sony attempted to bring existing games to smartphones. With the establishment of the new company looks to change that strategy and will be the focus on developing standalone games for the mobile market.


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