Sony Announces Cross-Platform Gaming On PS Certified Devices, ASUS And Wikipad Newest PlayStation Mobile Partners

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.

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  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Is there a way to sideload PS Mobile to any phone? In other words, is there a way to self-certify? :)

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Hope the Galaxy S3 gets certified, because yesterday was (coincidentally) the day I finally bought a wireless ps3 sixaxis game controller, and mhl->hdmi adapter for some ‘proper’ gaming.

    I have about a dozen games I’ve bought in the last 6 months (on sale) that I haven’t bothered playing yet because I knew the touchscreen experience would suck: Shadowgun, deadtrigger, nova2, riptide, shine runner, zenonia4, … and all the emulated games

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      and on a related note: in case anyone hasn’t seen the “GameKlip” for S3 yet, check it out :) No kickstarter necessary… — http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1760595

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        Writing up my review as we speak ;D

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          Ruhroh… I don’t know how many more orders he can fill… he was already about 2 weeks behind, being a smallfry outfit.

        • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

          Derp. You already did… 2 weeks ago.
          http://phandroid.com/2012/08/01/gameklip-is-the-ultimate-android-gaming-accessory-transforms-your-phone-into-a-mini-console/

          Put down the pipe… your memory is going :)

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            I just featured it. Didn’t review it. But mine came in the mail a few days ago so… :D

        • Ryan French

          Hi, Chris! GameKlip creator here. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions! I look forward to reading your review! :)

  • http://www.gamerchica.com/ GamerChica

    Nexus 7 is Asus hopefully it will be supported. Fingers crossed :-P

  • BloodMyst

    What about the Xperia Play?