News
News Categories

Sony to make an ‘aggressive entry’ into the world of mobile gaming

By John Law - on 6 Sep 2016, 11:57am

Sony to make an ‘aggressive entry’ into the world of mobile gaming

Sony is intent on 'aggressively entering' the world of mobile gaming. <br> Image source: Ubergizmo.

Sony has long been a dominant force in the world of console gaming. Ever since the success of their first PlayStation console, their gaming division has been (depending on how you look at it) one of the main contributors to the corporation’s cash flow.

But times have changed: now, more than ever, the world of mobile gaming has seen a surge in the number of players (we’re looking at you, Pokemon GO), and Sony’s CEO, Kaz Hirai, has expressed his intention of ‘aggressively entering’ the world of mobile gaming.

“It’s quite a shift from being just a console-based business to being on mobile phones as well,” Hirai said during an interview at IFA 2016.

Sony’s renewed drive into the world of mobile gaming may stem partly from the launch of their new mobile gaming unit called Forward Works, whose existence was announced earlier this year. The new division was formed with the goal of bringing PlayStation games and IPs to mobile devices, smartphones and tablets that are powered by the iOS and Android.

Mind you, this isn’t Sony’s first foray into the world of mobile gaming. The company first traversed into the world of portable gaming systems with the launch of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) exactly 12 years ago, followed by their line of PSP-powered Xperia smartphones, and ultimately ending with the PS Vita.

Source: Polygon.