Sony is already been the most prominent names in video gaming from a console perspective, and now its looking to grab the mobile gaming market. The Japanese company has set up a new company called “ForwardWorks” to expand the reach by entering the market developing fully-fledged PlayStation games for iOS and Android platforms. In an official statement today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced that it will only charge its name to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (SIE) as of April 1, 2016, rather following in the footsteps of rival Nintendo by deploying services aimed at “the ever-expanding smart device market”. So that aforementioned statement comes true within few weeks.
In short, Sony is planning on making games for iOS and Android devices. For that Sony will be spinning off a new company called ForwardWorks Corporation that will be charged with designing and developing content that is specifically designed for smartphones and tablets in a very explict areas of the world. To make PlayStation games available on iOS and Android a reality, Sony has took these steps from the scratch.
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.
Aimed at mobile devices, Sony will be setting about a new venture under the name of ForwardWorks with only intention of building mobile gaming titles for the Japanese and Asian market. It may sound like an awfully corporate and the fact here is that Sony has created a new entity through which to develop and publish these titles, means that there has been a great deal and planning put into the decision to head into the mobile market. With that said, it does feel a little bit like the success Nintodo’s recently released Miitomo experience has made the companies like Sony sit up and take a serious look at the ever-expanding mobile gaming industry and to reach of that market.
As per Sony’s point of view, principal of business of the new unti will be planning, development, sales and operation of software, content and network services for smart devices. The move by Sony comes just after Nintendo entered into the mobile gaming space with its all new social app and plans to release four more titles by the end of 2017. Sony is attempting to do will focus on more traditional, fully-fledged gaming experiences that will radically be pushed out to the iOS and Google Play app stores. Nintendo with the release of a more simplified social experience with Miitomo, and Sony will be looking to capture the attention of the gaming purist be leveraging the popularity of various PlayStation gaming titles and characters that it has built up over the years.