The smartphone market is nothing new for Sony, as the company's PlayStation Mobile division has already launched titles like Run Sackboy Run and Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus. Last year, Nintendo signed a deal with games maker DeNA to bring a number of titles to mobile. It isn't Sony's first attempt at mobile development either, as PlayStation Mobile, a program started in 2012, aiming to bring original PlayStation console games to Sony's range of phones, was shuttered previous year. Known in March and reiterated today, the Sony iOS and Android games will first hit Japan and other Asian countries, with the expectation being that each game will then slowly rollout wider after the initial release.
According to an announcement from Sony, its PlayStation gaming business is to launch a selection of smartphone games.
The games will launch in Japan and will be offered for iOS and Android platforms. The news comes on the heels of the success of Pokemon Go and Nintendo's recent appearance at the 2016 Apple keynote with Mario Run.
We'll have more on the company's mobile gaming ambitions in the near future so stay tuned. In other words, the classic Sony vs Nintendo war is soon about to expand to the mobile battleground.
The decision to create smartphone games is driven by the fact that more and more individuals spend more time and money playing mobile apps. Moreover, the development of the new games will be handled by Forward Works, which is the gaming department of the company.
Sony has not given any word yet about the upcoming five games in 2018. This means you can be able to play vintage games with the latest mobile hardware. The plan to move PlayStation games to smartphones - "full-fledged gaming titles", no less - was actually first revealed at that time.