Jan 27 AT 10:27 AM Taylor Wimberly 25 Comments

PlayStation Suite will bring PS One classics to Android 2.3 devices

Today Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced PlayStation Suite, a hardware-neutral game framework to bring the PlayStation experience to Android phones and tablets. SCE will start a license program called PlayStation Certified, where they will work with hardware manufacturers to “ensure the delivery of PlayStation quality experience across various devices.”

Devices that become PlayStation Certified will gain access to the new PlayStation Store, which will be initially filled with original PlayStation classics (titles to be announced shortly). In addition to PS One classics, SCE will provide a new gameĀ development environment that will bring newly created content to the PlayStation Suite.

SCE plans to deliver the PlayStation Suite “within this calendar year” and announced it will require at least Android 2.3.

Additional details should be coming next month at Mobile World Congress as the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is expected to become the first available device that is PlayStation Certified and ships with the PlayStation Store.

The PlayStation Store, coming soon to Android 2.3 devices.

Via: Engadget

Source: PR Newswire

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  • http://Website AceoStar

    I hope they bring this to the PSP2. It would seem silly to pass up the opportunity to incorporate this with PSP2 by making PSP2 an android device. They would be able to adopt the strength of androids growing game market without having to fight against it.

    • falmc

      PSP2 will have a PSN version for the handheld. Im sure ive read that its called playstation suite too.

    • http://Website Hans

      The PSP2(NGP) is going to have both PSN and the PlayStation Suite.

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    Repeat after me, cross platform multiplayer gaming.

    Pleeeeeeaaasseee? Lol.

  • mac08wrx

    I hope sony don’t f this up.

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    I don’t even know why Sony’s making another PSP. Sony Ericsson phones are gorgeous! Just make one amazing device, nail backward compatibility and you win.

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    Did anyone else notice that the PSP2 has a 3G signal and what looks like an Android notification bar?

    • http://Website Black Kristos

      … not to mention what looks like 3 desktops with dot placement much like Android.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Engadget actually said in their live blog that it was Android, then they edited that part out. I think anything is possible at this point.

    • http://Website jonathan

      Yeah, that was my thoughts exactly.

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    I wonder if it can be used as a cell or just a tablet. The PSP 2 that is.

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    This is all great news for Android! I can’t wait to what other PlayStation certified handsets will be released by hardware manufacturers… would love to see a dual-core HTC phone with gaming buttons! I wonder if hardware buttons are required by Sony to get PlayStation certified?
    It will also be interesting to see what games/platforms are supported in the PlayStation Store – will there by either PSP, PS2 or even PS3 games in the future? The quad core NGP should be able to handle PS3 quality games so it’s not out of the question depending on the specs of any given future Android device.

  • http://Website Jack C

    Final Fantasy Tactics on my NS? Hell yes! This is HUGE for Google. Mobile gaming is getting even more interesting.

    • http://Website CactusCat

      Would this finally kill the iFanboys claim that they have the best games out there? I never owned any PS stuff so not sure how good some of the PS1 games were. Wouldn’t this make a massive statement about Android?

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    i would kill my own mum for that.

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    To me, the most exciting thing about the announcement is that finally, there’s a Android phone maker realizes that it doesn’t need to make its software proprietary to its own phone to succeed. I mean, if HTC, Motorola, Samsung, etc are so proud of their own customization, they should make them available in the Market and charges for third-party handsets.

  • http://Website jack

    playstation suite could be interesting, or it could end up going nowhere.
    there are already PS1 emulators on android market, so this isn’t that surprising.
    sony is trying to market a whole line of Sony branded android phones designed for gaming, tying in the playstation brand to it. Plus they will broaden the developer support by branding certain phones as Playstation certified.
    Now I’m wondering how much developer support this whole thing will receive, or maybe it will be mainly PS1 games. But touch screen controls are a fairly bad way to play ps1 games.
    so who knows how this is going to end up.

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    Just give me some old school Tony Hawks Pro Skater and ill never leave android!

  • keridel

    do you think they will back certify handsets? my Desire HD will run anyhting that xperia play does

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