Sony expected to showcase smartphone games on 7 December

Sony will probably follow Nintendo’s path and will officially announce its own range of smartphone games in December.

Sony will probably follow Nintendo’s path and will officially announce its own range of smartphone games in December. The news comes from Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki who sent out a tweet confirming the report.

The tweet says “Sony (SIE): To announce software titles and partner companies for its smartphone game project initially for Japan market from 16:00, Dec. 7.”

https://twitter.com/mochi_wsj/status/799107777796812800

This means that Sony will make its games and intellectual property available on smartphone platforms such as Android and iOS. A few years back Sony tried to do something similar by offering a PlayStation based smartphone called the Xperia Play along with exclusive titles. However, that plan backfired.

Sony had announced earlier this year that it would start putting in efforts in the mobile space with the creation of ForwardWorks studio. With this move Sony will be putting in efforts towards revenue generation rather than promotional purposes.

"ForwardWorks will leverage the intellectual property of the numerous PlayStation dedicated software titles and its gaming characters as well as the knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise which was acquired over the years with PlayStation business to provide gaming application optimised for smart devices including smartphones to users in Japan and Asia. The company will aim to deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new field of the smart device market," as per the press release when ForwardWorks was announced.

It seems that traditional console and game makers have no choice but to launch games on smartphones so as to keep up with the competitive mobile gaming market.

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