According to a rumor making its way around the webosphere this morning, owners of HTC smartphones and tablets will soon be able to play PlayStation certified games on their devices. Pocket-Lint is reporting that Sony and HTC could make the announcement yet this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The move is made possible through Sony’s PlayStation Certification Program, which allows rival manufacturers to gain Sony’s approval to provide customers access to the Playstation Suite app store, which primarily features popular PSOne games from Sony’s first entry into the console gaming market.
No official announcement has been made as to which devices will gain support, but we suspect the HTC Endeavor and HTC Quattro tablet, both of which are said to be sporting Tegra 3 processors complete with a 12-core GeForce GPU which frankly blows all other current offerings out of the water. Though the first PlayStation Certified device was the Xperia Play (with a Qualcomm chip), both of Sony’s tablets to date have featured the Tegra 2 processor, suggesting that Sony recognizes nVidia’s chipset has the potential to deliver the kind of graphical experience Sony desires.
Our own Taylor Wimberly will be on hand at Mobile World Congress, and we’ll bring you the goods from Barcelona if this rumor holds true.