Feb 20th, 2013

Sony’s PlayStation event is going on right now, and the company has just announced the PlayStation 4! The games look great and the hardware sounds exciting, but Sony had a little something in-store for us Android-loving folks. Showing off the PlayStation 4’s powerful social features, Sony gave us a quick glimpse at a social app for tablets and smartphones. The folks at PlayStation EU have confirmed that via Twitter.

You’ll seemingly be able to connect with your friends even when you’re away from your console. We’re not sure what sort of features we’ll be getting on the go, but we imagine we’ll have access to profiles and, at the very least, the ability to exchange messages and chat with our friends.

We also saw a glimpse of an Android tablet during the demo of Sony’s new DRIVECLUB game. The tablet was shown to be running an app that lets you catch up on others in your “club,” allowing you to see who’s racing at a given time and getting updates on their progress. Since it was a simulated demo and the transitions were quick we couldn’t exactly tell how the functionality worked, but it would be awesome to be able to not only navigate that social menu from our phones and tablets, but also to initiate gameplay.

Sony didn’t go into too much detail regarding the social apps or tablet connectivity, but we’ll be seeking more information from those in charge. If you want more immediate coverage of everything that was announced tonight, park it right here.

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