This fall will see Sony rolling out its PlayStation Mobile service on select devices, revealed the company through its press conference at the gamescom event in Germany. Devices compatible with the software framework will be able to gain access to approximately thirty new games to be made available through the PS Store.
Folks might remember this service by its earlier name, the PlayStation Suite, which was to be discontinued at the 2012 E3 gaming event. Sony has revealed that it will be supporting the launch of the service with titles from a number of different genres including adventure, action, puzzle and sports. And an SDK for the same is all set be released for the development community post its release. Another interesting announcement is that Asus and Wikipad will be joining the list on the PlayStation Certified license program.
“Wikipad is the first true video game tablet built with an attachable gamepad controller that provides gamers with a mobile console experience. As we head into our upcoming launch, we are excited to be partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment. PlayStation’s continued commitment to delivering innovative entertainment experiences that captivate gamers is unparalleled and we are thrilled to partner with them,” stated Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad.
It has been disclosed by Sony that a total of fifty six third-party developers and publishers from Japan and Europe will be supporting the service. Moreover, they will be joined by twenty nine developers and publishers from across other regions including the US.
An actual release date for PlayStation Mobile is still to be revealed by the company, but the service has been confirmed to be slated for a fall 2012 launch. It will initially be rolled out in 9 countries – Japan, the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.