For a couple of years, Sony Computer Entertainment has been making efforts to bring their console gaming titles to our smartphones. Back in October 2012, the PlayStation Mobile framework was released to the public, after a year of beta testing, only to be shut down last year. Over a hundred games were released by PlayStation Mobile, which were playable only on mobile devices that were PlayStation Certified, the first one being Sony’s own Xperia Play.
Sony Computer Entertainment will be reviving the initiative by forming a new company, and this comes from their official press release announcement made on the company’s website. Not only that, the company’s name will be changed to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc (SIE):
“Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. that will change its company name to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (SIE) effective Friday, April 1st, 2016, announced today the formation of ForwardWorks Corporation (ForwardWorks), a new company that is aimed to deploy new services toward the ever-expanding smart device market. ForwardWorks will begin its operation from April 1st, 2016.”
Sony has stated that ForwardWorks will be making full use of dedicated PlayStation titles and optimize them for smartphone use. Its target is to provide smartphone users ranging from Japan to all over Asia with full fledged gaming titles from PlayStation consoles. What do you think of the resurrection of the company’s recent efforts? Tell us what you think at the comments section below.