Sony has just announced the PlayStation Suite, a cross-platform software framework that will bring the PlayStation experience to a whole new world of devices including, of course, the anticipated Android XPERIA Play phone.
Contrary to prior rumors, though, it wonâ€™t emulate PSP games. It will only do PSOne titles. A bit disappointing, but hey, itâ€™s a start, and weâ€™re optimistic theyâ€™ll upgrade this in the near future to accommodate the other games on the newer PlayStation gaming platforms.
On a good note though, they’ll be offering new titles here too, which is good news for up and coming developers who want to get visibility for their apps.
Also revealed: a PlayStation Store is coming too for Android devices. Details about it â€“ pricing and launch date – are still pretty scarce at the moment, but what we do know is that Android 2.3 is required here. Third party developed apps will have to be PlayStation certified before they can get offered.
How about Android phones without dedicated game controls? Well, thatâ€™s what the touchscreen is for. On-screen controls will be provided for devices that donâ€™t have hardware gaming control buttons.
But wait, thereâ€™s more! They also announced that this wonâ€™t strictly be limited to Android devices only. Games developed for PlayStation Suite will also be compatible with the next-generation PSP. Yes! Donâ€™t know if the PSP Go is as fortunate, but this should be a great come-on to tempt current gamers to upgrade to the new PSP gaming console.
Thatâ€™s about it for now, but we expect to hear more in the coming weeks as we draw closer to the Mobile World Congress, where it’s anticipated that Sony Ericsson will officially unveil the XPERIA Play.
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