Mar 10 AT 5:33 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

PlayStation games coming to Tegra smartphones and tablets this year

Today NVIDIA announced on their Tegra Zone app that Sony’s PlayStation Suite will be coming to Tegra-equipped Android phones and tablets later this year. PlayStation Suite is a hardware-neutral game framework designed to bring the PlayStation experience to Android devices.

The report did not mention which Tegra devices would be PlayStation certified, but it did reveal a couple of games that are expected later this year including PSOne classics like Wild Arms, Cool Boarders 2, and Syphon Filter.

Tegra 2 powered devices have the processing power to bring console-quality games to Android so this announcement is not that surprising, but it’s the first time that details have been shared about other devices joining the PlayStation Certified family. So far the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is the only device that has been confirmed to offer PlayStation titles.

It was also revealed that PlayStation 2 games will eventually be released on Android devices. This is good news since the original announcement only included the PlayStation One library.

Likely this is a sign that Sony Ericsson could be adopting Tegra 2 (or maybe evenĀ Project Kal-El) for future Android devices. It has been rumored that a “PlayStation tablet” is already in the works and I wouldn’t be surprised to find a Tegra 2 super chip inside. Hopefully existing Tegra 2 devices like the Motorola Atrix 4G and LG Optimus 2X will also gain PlayStation certification in the future.

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  • http://Website SphericalPuma

    Cooooooooooooolllllllllll boarders, here we go! Great memories from my childhood.

  • http://Website jose

    Cool good news but I doubt LG phones get this because Sony and LG are fighting right now..

    • Taylor Wimberly

      That is true. My guess is this could be limited to only Sony Ericsson devices powered by Tegra.

  • http://Website Eric

    This is bull. I’m torn about nVidia right now. For one, they are doing some great stuff for android hardware. They are killing the software though. They are making so many things Tegra only, it’s insane. Sure, the hardware is awesome on the Tegra, and I can believe it being the only thing that can play PS2 games, sure. But PS1? My Nook can play PS1 games. No reason to make the official PS1 suite a T2 exclusive.

    Unless Tegra 2 becomes the defacto standard, things are going to get ugly. I mean, for real fragmentation ugly. So far, I’ve only seen LG and motorola going all in with tegra. Samsung seems like they will do some T2 phones but not all. HTC will probably stick with Snapdragon. Who knows about Sony, they are big qualcom customers too, but I bet they can move over.

    We should have expected this though. nVidia tried hard to do this in the PC gaming market, and failed at it miserably. Maybe 1 good game in 20 or 30 use their proprietary stuff, and even then most of the game was available for any platform. They seem to be going all out proprietary this round.

    • http://Website Eric

      I’d edit but I can’t. By defacto standard, I mean everybody actually uses it. Just because it’s the official honeycomb hardware platform doesn’t mean it’s what everyone will use.

    • http://Website ari-free

      Look, you can’t expect a Droid Eris to be Playstation Certified. Sony isn’t even using tegra 2 for its own xperia play so this means that several non-Sony devices will be certified. But only if they meet minimum standards.

  • http://Website Trev186

    Thanks for this!

    I am planning to get a Samsung Galaxy S2 for gaming and they will have both Tegra and Exynos options. I guess I should consider Tegra so I can play some PS1 and Ps2 games on it. It will be good for those games that are hard to emulate on Android

  • http://Website james

    I don’t know if they mean it will be exclusive only that the PlayStation suite will be available for t2 devices.. I hope they give others a chance.

    I want ff8 for my DHD but if I can only have it on my xoom then so be it.

  • http://Website GrayFox

    I’ll be happy if I can play some of these =)

    MetalGear Solid
    Final Fantasy 7
    Final Fantasy 8
    Final Fantasy Tactics
    Resident Evil 2
    Coooool Boarders
    Crash Bandicoot
    Tomb Raider
    Super Street Fighter EX+ Alpha
    Dragon ball GT
    Mega Man x4
    Syphon filter
    Winning Eleven 5
    Need For Speed Hot Persuit
    Include more on the list

  • http://Website SV

    Tegra Smegra! Get yourselves FPSE off the market and enjoy PS1 shenanigans without the need to purchase a dual core phone.

  • http://Website Nexus Eddie

    ….or you can get PSX4Droid and play any (almost) PS game you want. Been doing it on my Nexus S.

  • http://Website itsmario

    SV is right, fpse is about 4x as good as psx4droid on any game. Sorry, Eddie.

  • http://Website Grey Beard

    No where does it say that Playstation 2 Games will eventually be coming…..Why post lies/speculation? Even Engadget has updated their post to reflect this part of the story having no credibility.

  • http://Website Steven M

    oh, great… a whole new kind of fragmentation. This is utter bullshit. So, none of these will work on my brand-new Hummingbird-powered 1GHz CPU phone?

    My almost 3 year old iPod Touch can play awesome, massive games like Driver, but it seems my shiny new Android phone will be fragmented and cast into the cold within months of its launch.

  • Mccade

    Yo, that’s what’s up ttrhuuflly.

  • vaani

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