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Sony to extend PlayStation Suite to other Android devices

Kazuo Hirai, SCE Chairman informs that the company is in talks with non-Sony companies.

Sony had introduced the PlayStation Suite Software Development Kit for developers to create games for PlayStation Certified devices. Initially this PlayStation Suite SDK was meant for the Sony Ericsson’s Android based smartphones. Soon we shall get to see the set of PlayStation certified games being available and playable on Android smartphones other than the ones by Sony. Kazuo Hirai, Sony Computer Entertainment chaiman confirmed to Engadget at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong that the company is in talks with non-Sony companies to bring them onboard.

Earlier this year in January, Sony had introduced the PlayStation Suite for the development of games and deliver the PlayStation experience on the Android platform devices. Basic requirement is that those devices should have Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher running. To provide a seamless PlayStation Experience, Sony will commence the PlayStation Certified licensing program for the hardware manufacturers and the PlayStation Suite SDK is meant for the developers.

With recent revelation, Sony plans to extend the PlayStation licensing program to non-Sony manufacturers of Android platform based devices. Hirai said, “This isn’t an ecosystem where we want to keep everything within the Sony family, that’s the beauty of Android. We’re in discussions with non-Sony companies to bring them onboard.”

That means all those PlayStation Suite SDK developed games with standard set of on-screen controls will be made available to non-Sony Android smartphones as well. Also the PlayStation game store might be available non-Sony Android devices.

We can expect the developers to port the classic PlayStation One games for the tablets as well as smartphones. At this moment, Sony just mentioned about the on-going talks and there is no fixed list of handset makers who would be taking part in the PlayStation Certified program.

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