PlayStation Mobile rolls out across Android and PS Vita
The curated service is Sony's attempt to merge handheld and mobile, allowing developers to serve up games that run across both form factors via the dedicated PlayStation Mobile store.
The platform is currently available in nine countries Japan, the US, Canada, UK, France, Fermany, Italy, Spain and Australia with "more to follow" in the coming months.
Sony also plans to distribute a PlayStation Mobile SDK in November in a bid to court the indie scene, coming in at an annual cost of $99.99.
"PlayStation Mobile brings the trusted PlayStation brand to mobile, and we're launching with over 20 titles, mainly from independent developers," said Shahid Ahmad, senior business development for PlayStation Mobile at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, at AppsWorld in London.
"It's a new platform that will bring PlayStation games to mobile, and mobile games to PlayStation."
Currently a total of 12 devices are PlayStation Mobile compatible PS Vita, Xperia acro, Xperia acro HD, Xperia ion, Xperia S, Xperia arc, Xperia Play, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, HTC One S, HTC One X, and the HTC One V but the service has been criticised for forcing developers to build their games in C#.
Such a decision had a heavy impact on developer take up of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, resulting in the firm opening up its successor Windows Phone 8 to native code applications written in C++.
"We've gone for C# for security reasons," added Admad.
"It's easy to port titles over and Mono is very easy-to-use."
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