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?