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After their previous failed attempt at entering the mobile gaming industry, PlayStation Mobile, Sony seem to be gearing up to re-enter the industry with ‘at least five smartphone games in 2018.’
This information comes from Asian news-site Nikkei, who claim the five games will be releasing around late march in ‘Japan and other parts of Asia.’
The new games will be based on ‘popular PlayStation series’ and are to be developed by Sony’s ForwardWorks studio – who Sony set up back in March this year. Upon announcement, we were told the following about ForwardWorks:
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 deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new filed of the smart device market.
The titles are to be revealed by the end of the year, and there’s a strong possibility of there being console compatibility within the mobile games.
The mobile games industry has been heating up recently, with Nintendo’s Super Mario Run releasing on iOS and Android by the end of the year, and the massive success of Pokémon GO. We’ll just have to wait and see if Sony can make the cut this time around.
Keep an eye on Fraghero for all the best on Sony, Nintendo, and all the best on gaming – including the NX’s reveal later today, followed shortly after by the Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement trailer.