Sony has announced that it will be releasing a handful of mobile games for both iOS and Android by March of 2018. In the past, Sony has dipped their toes in the mobile market with Playstation branded mobile games. Now they look to go full-on with a handful of internally developed games for both iOS and Android.
Previously under the guise of PlayStation Mobile, Sony had certifiable devices that could play Playstation applications and games on tablets and phones as well as the Playstation Vita. Due to this ventures lack of success, going forward Sony is developing under a new venture by the name of ForwardWorks for its mobile properties.
Like Nintendo, Sony sees the ever-expanding mobile market as a lucrative space to invest. In Japan, the mobile market makes up for over 45% of all game sales. Sony is wise to make investments in this area as technology devices merge to the mobile space– a space which dominates much of Asia.
While Sony did not announce any properties for this new venture; Sony does have a Playstation Experience this December in Anaheim, California. It is unknown at this time if Sony will take to the stage to announce or show any new games for its mobile division or talk of what IPs could make the jump to mobile. We will keep you up to date when more information is available.