Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

You could soon be playing Sony PlayStation games on your Android smartphone or iPhone. The gaming console maker with a large number of gaming titles under its belt announced today that it will form a new business unit tasked with bringing PlayStation titles and IP to iOS and Android devices.

Sony looks to follow Nintendo which had earlier decided to focus on mobile gaming platform which is growing rapidly worldover. While this will be a mega news for gamers, Forward Works, Sony’s mobile gaming arm, is going to focus on users based in Japan and Asia, according to today’s announcement. The division will be formally created on April 1, the same date that Sony Computer Entertainment becomes Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Atsushi Morita, SCE’s head in Japan and Asia, will lead Forward Works. Other directors of the organization include Andrew House, who is Group CEO of SCE.

As said above, Nintendo is another gaming console maker which is looking to foray into mobile gaming business. Nintendo released its first mobile game this month, Miitomo.

Miitomo is a social app that lets users create cartoon-like avatars. Sony on its part has hinted to bring hardcore gaming titles to iOS and Android platform in future.

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