Sony has decided to follow in Nintendo’s footsteps by announcing today that the company is planning to bring 10 Playstation games to Android and iOS devices. It’s a bit odd to say that Sony is following Nintendo as this isn’t Sony’s first time in the smartphone gaming scene at all. The company had the Xperia Play Android gaming phone, and also had the Playstation Mobile store where Android users could purchase games for Xperia devices, some of which were Playstation titles.
Electronics giant Sony has just announced that they will again take a run at releasing mobile games, specifically for Android and iOS. This is their latest attempt, after several previous debacles. Sony’s newest plan is to create a new unit called ForwardWorks, and launch it on April 1st (ironically on April Fool’s Day?).
If you follow gaming news decently close, then you’ve probably caught wind at least once about the Nintendo Playstation, the bastard child of Sony and Nintendo that almost was. However, due to certain events, it never came to be and the two companies who had a loving relationship ended instead.
CounterSpy, a game set during the Cold War, has you preventing both sides from launching deadly missiles. A mobile version of the PlayStation 3/4 and Vita game of the same name, CounterSpy is currently on sale for $4.99 during its initial release.
So back in February 2015 we reported on Sony’s Playstation Remote Play being ported over to non-Xperia Android devices which includes devices like the Nvidia Shield portable or pretty much any Android device for that matter. However, if you follow the link in that article to go get the app, you will notice one big change. The thread has been locked and closed. So where can you get this app? Well there is some good news. It is still available over on the XDA Forums.
Sony’s Playstation Remote Play is a handy little service for Playstation owners but it requires certain Xperia model Android devices. This leaves a lot of people out in the dark when it comes to using Playstation Remote Play because they don’t own the correct Android device. It sucks because if you want to use the service, you are basically forced into buying an Xperia Android phone. However there is an unofficial app available that will allow you to use Playstation Remote Play on non-Xperia Android phones.
A hacker was able to run the PlayStation game Croc on an Android Wear device, specifically the LG G Watch. Emulators running on an Android Wear watch is always a fun idea.
A new app from Sony is now available to interact with SingStar on the PS3, and tomorrow’s PS4 release of the franchise. The app acts as a virtual microphone for game, so you can use your phone’s mic to sing into rather than buying one for the game.
Sony announced two new smartphones, the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, each of which will support Remote Play from the PlayStation 4. Owners of both the PS4 and Xperia Z3 will be able to play PS4 games on the Xperia Z3 screen, with the help of a new accessory, the Game Control Mount GCM10.
Sony today has finally uncovered what their streaming service will be, something they hinted at after they bought cloud-based game streaming service Gaikai back in 2012. This new service is officially called Playstation Now and will still be a game streaming service but for classic Playstation games.