Sony is set to announce its first Smartphone game on December 7. No official statement has been made by the company as of yet, but there are strong reports regarding this issue.
According to WSJ’s Takashi Mochizuki, Sony plans to announce its upcoming games and partners companies for the smartphone game project on December 7. He also mentions that the first games will hit Japan initially, so they might not go worldwide until next year.
Previous reports claimed Sony’s ForwardWorks is likely to launch up to six PlayStation games on both the Android and iOS games by March 2018. Although some, or all, of these games will be officially unveiled on December 7, they might not be ready for launch until next year.
“ForwardWorks will leverage the intellectual property of the numerous PlayStation dedicated software titles and its gaming characters as well as the knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise which was acquired over the years with PlayStation business to provide gaming application optimised for smart devices including smartphones to users in Japan and Asia. The company will aim to deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new filed of the smart device market,” a press release from the company read when it announced the formation of ForwardWorks.
In the past Run Sackboy! Run! a spin-off of popular PlayStation platformer LittleBigPlanet graced mobile devices as did Knack’s Quest and Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus. There have been a host of companion apps as well for games like Beyond: Two Souls, SingStar, and Until Dawn.