PlayStation Mobile sounded like it’d evolve to be an awesome service back in 2011 when Sony Ericsson introduced the Xperia Play. A phone with a built-in gamepad that could play PlayStation classics? Sign us up! Except we only ever got a few games, the phone it launched on was underpowered (severely limiting the titles that Sony could port to it) and the service only ever supported a small subset of phones (including pretty much any decent Xperia phone and many of HTC’s flagships).
So where is it now? Dead. Well, dead for mobile, anyway. Sony has announced that they’ve only committed to keeping PlayStation Mobile available for current Android devices up to Android 4.4.2. While they say Android 4.4.3 or higher may work, they can’t guarantee it and they won’t be able to support folks who upgrade to newer versions of Android going further.
They’ve mentioned that they will no longer be bringing new content to the service for mobile phones, though users of PlayStation TV and PlayStation Vita will be in for consistent treats from here on out. That said you can still access and download the games you’ve already bought any time you’d like, just don’t expect to be surprised by any new additions. Sad, but hey — we hear Android gaming is doing pretty well these days. There should be more than enough in the Google Play Store to keep you busy.
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