Sony PlayStation Suite Introduces the World of PlayStation to Android Portable Devices

Sony has introduced an Android gaming store called "PlayStation Suite" for an Android-based PlayStation Phone, or the newly announced PSP2. The PS Suite will be 'hardware-neutral' and offer games for any Android phones or tablets running at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course your average Android device doesn't come packing dual sticks, a D-pad, and […]

Sony has introduced an Android gaming store called "PlayStation Suite" for an Android-based PlayStation Phone, or the newly announced PSP2. The PS Suite will be 'hardware-neutral' and offer games for any Android phones or tablets running at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course your average Android device doesn't come packing dual sticks, a D-pad, and shoulder buttons, but the PS Suite looks to be able to provide emulated touchscreen controls instead.

Sony showed off some of the titles that will be available "within the next calendar year," including Syphon Filter, Cool Boarders 2, MediEvil, Rally Cars,and Wild Arms. But it isn't simply a PSX emulator, Sony said it's a new development framework that allows for the development of all new content.

Along with the suite, Sony is preparing to launch its own PlayStation Store for Android devices similar to the ones available on the PS3 and PSP, where games, videos, and interactive content are available for download.

On the software front, SCE plans to provide PS Suite content during 2011, starting with original PlayStation games (PS one classics) that'll allow users to enjoy quality PlayStation gameplay on their Android based portable devices.

Moreover, SCE will provide a new game development environment in an effort to ensure new and compelling content is delivered on PS Suite, which'll also offer opportunities for a wider base of developers and publishers to further expand their business on various portable devices.

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