Sony is bringing PlayStation games to HTC's phones. The deal sees PlayStation Suite renamed as PlayStation Mobile and will allow third parties to make PlayStation Mobile-certified handsets, starting with HTC.
The HTC One X featured prominently throughout the pre-E3 presentation. And as we all know, the One X is about the highest-specced mobile money can buy, so it should be more than able to handle a PlayStation game or two.
Sony, with the focus on Sony Mobile phones -- called Sony Ericsson back then. However, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO (and now president and CEO of Sony entirely), Kaz Hirai, hinted to more handsets and tablets. The service opened for business .
Until now, the closest you could get to PlayStation on your phone was the, and that didn't fare too well in reviews. There was precious little mention of the during the conference (save for a couple of new games and a "crystal white" edition), hinting maybe Sony sees mobile as the way forward over dedicated handheld systems.
With their low prices, increasingly meaty specs and always-on connectivity, mobiles are being taken more seriously as gaming systems, with free and cheap 'casual' games taking a higher market share from the traditional big players.
, during its pre-E3 conference. It's launching its own social network called , and you'll be able to get on board using your mobile or tablet. Looks like there's no denying mobiles will play a bigger role in the future of gaming.
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