It’s been awhile since we last heard from Sony and their plans to bring Playstation certification to Android smartphones and tablets. Today at Gamescom 2012, Sony finally opened up a little more on these plans, announcing new hardware partnerships as well as bringing cross-platform gaming to PlayStation Mobile devices.
We’ve known for quite sometime now that HTC and their One series of handsets were on track for PlayStation certification and today, you can add a few more to that roster with ASUS and Wikipad officially on board the PS Mobile train. ASUS seems like a no brainer but, as a newcomer to the Android hardware market, it was surprising to see Wikipad make the cut. Heck, I wasn’t even sure their spec’d out gaming tablet would be anything more than vaporware.
Moving onto gaming, Sony announced the unique ability for PlayStation Mobile devices to play titles cross-platform. This is done by tying a user’s PSN ID to a PS certified device, allowing for easy downloading of titles already purchased. There’s talk that Sony will also incorporate cloud game saves, meaning a user could play a title on their PS3, then pick up where they left off on their smartphone or tablet.
Sony went on to introduce a number of titles coming to PlayStation Mobile such as Super Crate Box, Aqua Kitty, Samurai Beatdown, Passing Time, BeatSlider and Flick Hockey. After a few bumps in the road, it looks like Sony is finally getting their act together and soon, PlayStation Mobile will be coming to an Android device near you. My body is ready.