Sony has detailed its new approach to mobile gaming for smartphones, revealing the PlayStation Suite designed to bring familiar console experiences to portable handsets.
Acknowledging the evolution of portable gaming through smartphones and other devices, Sony president Kaz Hirai admitted that "the environment surrounding portable gaming has undergone a radical transformation since the launch of PSP," at the PlayStation Meeting today in Tokyo.
The PlayStation Suite is aimed at taking the brand beyond consoles onto mobile handsets, specifically Android smartphones and tablets, along with the PlayStation Certified service which will help developers test and QA games for Android.
Describing it as a "hardware neutral game framework" enabling "PlayStation quality" content for multiple mobile hardware, PlayStation Suite content will be available before the end of the year, with a dedicated PlayStation Store for Android.
""We envision PS Suite as an initiative that is essential to the world of portable entertainment," added Hirai.