Sony Plans To Launch “More Than Five” Smartphone Games By 2018
Sony has plans to launch five or more smartphone games in the next couple years as part of the company’s newly formed mobile gaming division, ForwardWorks, according to Reuters. These games, which could launch in March 2018, are reportedly targeting Japan and other parts of Asia.
Sony had previously announced that these mobile games will draw from Sony’s creative library of video game characters and franchises. Interestingly, Reuters has reported that “some older games that cannot be played on the latest hardware will be revived” for mobile games. “Games may be linked to consoles as well,” the report continued.
“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,” Sony said last March when officially announcing their new smartphone gaming division, ForwardWorks. Sony added that it formed the mobile gaming division in order to meet the demands of the “ever-expanding smart device market.”
The games, however they turn out, will be for both iOS and Android platforms. The company has announced that the new games will be released in Japan and other parts of Asia, though they have not yet ruled out releasing in Europe and North America as well.
Considering the success that competitor Nintendo has had, and will continue to have, in the mobile gaming market in the past months, Sony no doubt wants to get in on the action.