Sony: PlayStation Suite Not Limited To Android Devices
The PlayStation Suite will allow the world of PlayStation content to appear on Android mobile devices, and it'll all start with original PS1 classics. Sony also is setting up a "neutral development environment" for generating new Suite games and content, and they'll start a logo licensing program called PlayStation Certified for hardware.
In a roundtable session after last week's PlayStation Meeting, SCE CEO Kaz Hirai said the Suite won't end with Android devices. As reported by Andriasang, Hirai said they "have a completely open stance. With carriers and with hand set makers." The bottom line is that Sony wants to bring their PlayStation brand to as many different people as possible. Added Hirai:
"There are a variety of OSes. But we're focusing first on Android. There's also Windows, iOS and so forth, but we don't have the resources to make it compatible with everything from the start."
As far as Android units go, Sony will target the smartphones first, and up next are the tablets. At this point, it all depends on "user adoption," and they aren't ruling out PSS on platforms like Google TV. Sony will have a review process for Suite software and thanks to this QA, "Sony hopes to establish an ecosystem that runs on Sony certified hardware, differentiating PlayStation Suite from the anything-goes PC world." Yeah, PlayStation is gonna be everywhere.
1/31/2011 8:57:49 PM Ben Dutka