Sep 15 AT 12:35 PM Taylor Wimberly 16 Comments

PlayStation Suite SDK should bring PS Vita games to Android


Early this year Sony Computer Entertainment announced the PlayStation Suite program which was designed to deliver the world of PlayStation to Android based portable devices. So far we have seen three PlayStation Certified devices (Xperia Play, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P) and that number should continue to increase now that Sony has announced their PlayStation Suite software development kit (SDK).

Through the PS Suite SDK, developers will be able to create games and content for PlayStation Certified devices and the upcoming PS Vita handheld system. By supporting development for multiple Android devices and PS Vita, developers will be able to save money and “efficiently create their content on one SDK and without having to create on several different SDKs.”

Detailed information about the PS Suite SDK and the download link will be announced soon at a dedicated PS Suite section on Sony’s official website.

This news might not have an immediate impact on Android users, but we should see more PlayStation titles (including some PS Vita games) coming to Android devices next year.

The early PS Vita games that have been previewed so far look amazing and they should run with no problems on the next generation of Android hardware. Sony’s PS Vita features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, which is similar to NVIDIA’s upcoming Kal-El (Tegra 3). Since both of the Sony tablets utilized the Tegra 2 processor, I think it’s safe to assume we will see Tegra 3 inside several future PlayStation Certified devices.

Also announced was the addition of original PlayStation games coming to the PlayStation Store on PS Certified devices by the end of October. NVIDIA previously let it slip that PSOne classics like Wild Arms, Cool Boarders 2, Syphon Filter, and more were headed to Tegra devices this year. This service will start in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia with more countries to follow.

Which PlayStation titles (past, present, or future) would you like to play on your Android device?

Via: Engadget

Source: Sony

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • Derek

    You sound like an avid gamer, Taylor. I like that.

  • Interpol91

    Awesome!!! Can’t wait to play these games on Android! There are so many great PS games I can’t decide which one I want

  • heeros

    I’m looking forward to this meshing of platforms. I think I’m more excited about this than I should be.
    I’m hoping some developers can get this to work on non Play Station certified devices. That would be epic, maybe get a bluetooth gaming controller too.

  • heeros

    gsmArena still lists the samsung tab 8.9 as having a microSD slot, but the newer spec sheets I’ve seen in the last few days don’t seem to include one. I personally don’t want to spend this amount of money if it doesn’t have something as basic as a microSD slot, even if you have enough internal storage.

    • heeros

      crap, lol, this is on the wrong article.

    • mc062

      rofl…I was like WTF is he talking about?

      • heeros

        lol, yea. The drawback of having too many tabs open, and opening more just to double check information.

  • kwills88

    For some odd reason, I think little big planet would be a perfect game for mobile phones, google needs to strike a deal that has a ps store that allows gaming to all android devices capable of handling them.

  • jonehi

    Cool now I don’t have to buy a vita

  • Nathan

    this sound interesting to hear maybe some uncharted on a quad core phone :)

  • CTown

    While this might hurt Nintendo’s systems, you’ve got to admit it, the hand-held Mario Kart games are the best portable games ever!

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    Awesome news!

  • theirishboxer

    This is all well and good but will it play angry birds? but in all seriousness I like the psVita more than the 3dS so far as long as the joysticks don’t hurt my thumbs like the psp’s did.

  • MrDaBucket

    I doubt PS Vita games will at all. That’s just your wishing thinking. PSOne games, PSP games, and small PSN games, however, will.
    If you know how the game industry works, you’d know how hard it’d be and expensive and contract-breaking to publish retail Vita games for Android phones. Even first-party games( actually, ESPECIALLY first-party games) are made for dedicated hardware specs and not porting.

  • ps vita forum

    I beloved as much as you will obtain carried out right here. The cartoon is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. however, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. in poor health without a doubt come further beforehand again since exactly the same nearly very frequently inside case you defend this hike.

  • PSVita Gamer

    The controls are not as good as psp, that’s going to be a problem.
    Check out my site for the latest PSVita News and Games Reviews before you buy your PSVita for Christmas at