It seems like Sony will follow Nintendo’s indication and will pay attention on mobile gaming. Lately, the company announced that it will create a new business entity tasked with getting PlayStation titles and IP to iOS and Android devices.
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This sounds like big news for gamers, but it appears that there’s a limitation as well. According to the statment, Forward Works, Sony’s mobile gaming support, will emphasize on consumers centered in Japan and Asia. The division will be officially generated on April 1, hopefully it won’t be a prank and the date when Sony Computer Entertainment becomes Sony Interactive Entertainment is also the same, so most probably we would get more things to learn about after then.
SCE’s head Atsushi Morita, in Japan and Asia, will lead Forward Works. Other directors of the organization include Andrew House, who is Group CEO of SCE.
Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile game, was introduced this month. The most-awaited title isn’t actually a conventional release, rather, it is a social app that allows users make cartoon-like avatars very much like the ‘Miis’ you can form with the Nintendo Wii. That’s probable to limit its entreaty to committed Nintendo enthusiasts.
Though Sony has implied that its mobile titles will be “full-fledged,” which makes us confident that they will be completely tempting. Sony’s last effort at tapping smartphones, PlayStation Mobile, was knotted to its Vita handheld device. It became inoperative last year.