Sony PlayStation games on HTC phones and tablets this year
Got a HTC smartphone? Love games? Good, as later this year a number of HTC smartphones will be PlayStation certified, paving the way for full PlayStation games to appear on your handset! So, along with the likes of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, HTC phones will be able to play back PlayStation classics such as Crash Bandicoot.
A source close to fellow gadget site Pocket-lint confirmed that HTC smartphones and tablets will eventually be able to play PlayStation certified games and other PSOne titles. Word is that an announcement confirming so will be made as early as later this month. Mobile World Congress at the end of the month sounds like the perfect venue to announce such plans.
Allowing PlayStation games to appear on non-Sony products might seem like madness, but there is plenty of method in it, as Sony aims to make inroads into a growing mobile scene, and expand the PlayStation brand.
At a time when cheap apps and games from the Apple App Store, Android Marketplace and Windows Marketplace dominate the mobile scene, having more engaging console quality games on HTC smartphones and tablets is not a bad idea, that can only raise the standards of what we expect from games on our mobile devices. Pocket-lint did ask HTC and PlayStation for comment, but the company declined to comment on “rumours or speculation”.
PlayStation games are already playable on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone, so it’s only natural that Sony wants to see the brand on more devices, and have more of a dominant presence in mobile gaming.
Speaking of which, don’t forget to check out our PS Vita review at the link below. The Sony handheld console arrives in stores on 22nd February, accompanied by some great launch titles.
Which PlayStation games would you like to see on your HTC phone?