Sony Computer Entertainment has created a company, “ForwardWorks,” which will focus on the development of applications and games for mobile devices. We all know that recently, Nintendo announced its plans to develop mobile games, and it seems that Sony is following the same path as Nintendo.
Now Sony seems to extend its PlayStation gaming onto whatever platforms and devices users already have, which could benefit everyone.
Sony Created Company That Will Develop PlayStation Mobile Games
According to the SCEI, “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 optimized for smart devices including smartphones* to users in Japan and Asia. The company will aim to give users the opportunity to enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new field of the smart device market.”
The new division will start operating from 1st April this year(2016) and will take advantage of all its rights on titles PlayStation and the characters in it so that the new games have exclusive content from Sony.
ForwardWorks aims to optimize applications for smartphones and tablets using all the experience the company has had in game development.
When they start to operate the new division, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. will change its name to Sony Interactive Entertainment(SIE). So far, it is not revealed what plans to launch titles, but in the first instance, the company will focus on users in Japan and Asia.
Sony wants to give a head-to-head fight to Nintendo in the smartphone market. Hopefully, Sony surprised us.