PlayStation, the console creators, who have given you the best and worst moments of your gaming time, will be entering the mobile gaming market, as per reports. They will be making a return to mobile games, to be precise. We also have no idea what type of games will they be releasing too.
This news is major, as it allows people to experience the PlayStation vibe on their mobile phones.
General Information On The PlayStation Games
Firstly, PlayStation is evolving and branching into mobile gaming, and related apps. This information on the arrival of PlayStation into the mobile gaming market was sourced from investor relation documents that’s were published on May 26.
In the supposed document, Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment talks about the future. To be precise, he talks about the future expansion of PlayStation into “services, mobile and social arenas”, which might use Sony first-party IP.
As per reports, PlayStation’s list of the first-party IP will be able to convert the existing games into smartphone gaming, which can complement the AAA games or live service games. The company is currently exploring the mobile market.
The distribution of games or the development of the games might not be that difficult for a company like PlayStation, which already has numerous franchises. Conversion to mobile gaming, or even a portable method of gaming, might prove beneficial for PlayStation.
Nowadays, people are too busy to sit and play a game on the PlayStation. Sometimes, they might have a game night, and then it’s game-less nights for the PlayStation at home. So, the solution to this will be games for mobile phones. Granted, we cannot say how the project will develop into. But, as per Jim Ryan, they are ready to “welcome millions of new gamers to the PlayStation family”.
Does PlayStation Have Prior Experience?
Yes, PlayStation does have prior experience in mobile gaming. The experience it got was small compared to other competitors, but still good. They had ventured into the mobile gaming market, with the creation of a PlayStation Mobile Division. Sadly, the division closed down in 2015.
Other than that, Sony also had released a game back in the days, based on the Uncharted series. The game was called Uncharted: Fortune Hunter. The game premiered in 2016 and had a mixed response to the gaming experience.
The Competitors of PlayStation
There will be numerous competitors to PlayStation in the stint into the mobile gaming market. But, we look, and compare rivals based on the situation that they are in. So, likewise, the company will have 2 main competitors.
One, Nintendo, who have been brewing up a partnership with Niantic, the creators of Pokémon GO to create a Pikmin AR Game. Nintendo will be one of the three major console platforms to enter the mobile gaming platform. Meaning, that Xbox, will be the only console platform that is left behind. Other than console platforms, Netflix is another rival in a similar situation. Recently, we have received news that Netflix might enter the mobile gaming platform. Learn more about the entry of Netflix here
The arrival of PlayStation is great news for all gaming fans. This moves means that gamers will have more games to play from. It will be interesting to see what all games come out. But, all that we can do is wait. Happy Gaming!