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Sony ditches PlayStation Mobile on Android
Sony ditches PlayStation Mobile on Android
August 6, 2014 | By Mike Rose

August 6, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Sony today announced that it has stopped supporting PlayStation Mobile for Android devices, instead focusing the service solely on PS Vita and Vita TV.

PlayStation Mobile launched back in 2012, as a method for developers to publish games on the PS Vita without having to go through the usual certification. It also allowed for publishing games to PlayStation-certified Android devices.

However, in a statement today, and as translated by The Verge, Sony Japan said that it has ceased support for PS Mobile on Android, and is instead encouraging PS Mobile devs to focus on the Vita.


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mohamed dewidar
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Well, this is good news. Lets just hope that they actually improve it now that they are not restricted by the fact that it must be suitable for all andriod devices AND vita.

However, does this mean that the vita will be an open platform like steam?

Really, if sony are just gonna drop first party support for the vita then they should just hand it over to the community and just quality test whatever gets released on the store.

Ettore Luigi Gislon
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It already is, judging by what you can see on the PSMobile section.

To clarify: the PSVita Store has three sections: Games, Movies, and PlatStation Mobile. The latter looks like no-man's land, presenting a wide range of games, from very good to quite hideous.

Matt Ponton
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Was confused by the title. Thought it was saying they were ditching PlayStation Mobile and will instead pick up Android Development.

Christian Nutt
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It's probably difficult to remember that there were even "PlayStation Certified" Android devices. Some of them weren't even made by Sony (HTC, I think?)

Here's some (now irrelevant!) context from 2011, I'm sure there's more out there:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/127110/TGS_Sony_To_Debut_Andro
idBased_PlayStation_Suite_SDK_In_November.php

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/126820/Sony_Reveals_More_Detai
ls_On_First_PlayStationCertified_Tablets.php

Jeanne Burch
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Also my reaction. Maybe a better title would be "Playstation Mobile for Android ditched by Sony."

Christian Nutt
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Definitely see that, will tweak the title.


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