Sony Bringing PlayStation Games to Android
The biggest news to come out of Sony’s Tokyo press event this morning was obviously the PSP2, or NGP. However, the company also announced the PlayStation Suite, which is aimed at bringing 'the world of PlayStation to Android.'
The PlayStation Phone may be real, but there are millions of Android users out there who, for one reason or another, won’t be purchasing the Android-based PSPhone. However, eager to not miss out on potential customers in the mobile-gaming market, Sony today unveiled PlayStation Suite, a cross-platform software framework that will allow those with Android tablets and smartphones to enjoy PlayStation content.
Though Android phones obviously all have the same OS, Sony will be catering for the fact that they are all made by different companies by starting a "PlayStation Certified" license program for hardware manufacturers. Through this program, Sony will offer support (including development support and logo licensing) to ensure some uniformity across the various Android devices.
Sony said it plans to provide PS Suite content within this calendar year, starting with original PSOne classic titles. The company said it also plans to open a PlayStation Store allowing users to download content directly to their phone or tablet and acting as a platform for developer-created content.
The PSP2, or NGP, will also be fully compatible with PlayStation Suite.