Interesting news coming from Sony today as the company has announced that Playstation Mobile will be officially closing up shop in July of this year. The announcement game in an official post on the Playstation Support Forums News section, stating that content distribution will completely cease in a few months from now.
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.
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.
PlayStation mobile support on Android platforms is ending. While the service will continue to run on KitKat (OS 4.4.2) or under along with the PS Vita itself, use of PlayStation Mobile on devices with a higher OS will not be likely.
Today Sony has announced their first original free-to-play IP for mobile gaming called Suits & Swords. This new IP for Sony is a pretty interesting mix of Blackjack (well it’s more the strategy behind the game according to Sony) and RPG mechanics in one title.
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.
Sony has release the Ratchet and Clank: Before The Nexus endless runner that we originally talked about heading our way back in October of this year. Even though there already happens to be a ton of endless runners out there in mobile gaming land, this one is a bit different and pretty fun even though the entire genre is starting to get tired.
Sony is continuing with their big promotion that they have going on for the next few weeks where every week two games on Playstation Mobile will be available for free. Last week it happened to be the cool minimalistic RTS game Rymdkapsel and the arcade game Passing Time. This week anyone with a Playstation Certified device will be able to pick up Gun Commando and Mononoke Slashdown off of the Playstation Mobile Store for free.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about a new application coming from Sony which would be the official companion app for their next-gen console, the Playstation 4. This companion app features plenty of the standard social features along with being able to use the second-screen feature when it is available in a game.