Apr, 08 2013

It was back in October we told you guys about the GameKlip, an accessory for Android devices that managed to secure a PlayStation 3 Dualshock controller to the handset of your choice. While that was great idea (one that no doubt spawned similar solutions from bigger accessory makers like the MOGA), the biggest pitfall of the GameKlip was never the accessory, but the lack of PS3 controller support in most Android devices.

Well, it looks like Sony could be leveraging their PlayStation unit to improve on the gaming experience found on their line of mobile devices thanks to full Sony PS3 controller support coming soon to all their Xperia handsets. As demonstrated on a video by Twitter user @djnermal, the functionality will soon find itself baked into Sony Xperia devices but because there isn’t any actual application, we’re not too optimistic that this will make its way to other PlayStation Mobile certified devices (like those from HTC). We’ll still keep our fingers crossed.

To get everything up and running, the process is relatively simple. Users will only have to connect their PS3 controllers to their handset using a USB on-the-go cable (possibly to be bundled with future handsets?), and just like on their PS3 console, everything will pair up instantly. This process will only need to be performed once, allowing Xperia users to take their mobile gaming to the next level on either PlayStation Mobile titles, or any game from the Google Play Store that offers Bluetooth controller compatibility. Honestly, I think it’s high time every game should offer that by now.

Pretty awesome and yet another way Sony Xperia devices are standing out in a crowded Android smartphone market. Now, who do I have to talk to about getting a worthy Sony Xperia Play sequel?

[via XperiaBlog]

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