During Sony's E3 2012 Press Conference they decided to mention PlayStation Suite, seemingly because they felt like they had to. Over the 2 minutes and 32 seconds they dedicated to it there were two important announcements. The first was that PlayStation Suite has been renamed to PlayStation Mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, PlayStation Mobile is Sony reaching out to 3rd party game developers on any "open platform" in an attempt to bring the best of gaming to mobile phones and tablets.
The second important announcement is that HTC will be the first third party manufacturer to work with Sony in producing "PlayStation Certified" devices that will bring the best gaming experience to the masses. Now, if Sony is going to blow over a major topic and leave fans with more questions than answers, like they did, they at least know to take a subtle dig at Apple to help smooth things over. This is why they made it a point to emphasize that they are supporting an open platforms.
Check out the Sony press release after the break and watch the Sony E3 Press Conference segment about PlayStation Mobile as well.
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES HTC AS PART OF THE PLAYSTATION CERTIFIED LICENSE PROGRAM PLAYSTATION SUITE RENAMED "PLAYSTATION MOBILE"
Further Proliferate The PlayStation Experience Across Mobile Devices
Tokyo, June 5, 2012- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced HTC Corporation (HTC) will join the PlayStation Certified license program*1. By collaborating with HTC, a global designer of smartphones and the world's first company to launch Android-powered devices, SCE aims to deliver the PlayStation experience to even more users around the world.
"HTC is focused on delivering innovative mobile experiences for people everywhere and SCE's immersive world of gaming will bring compelling entertainment to HTC One customers across the globe," said Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer, HTC Corporation.
In addition to third party developers and publishers as well as a wide range of content developers who have agreed to develop content for PlayStation Suite, SCE Worldwide Studios is developing attractive games. SCE is positioned to proliferate the world of PlayStation across mobile devices with the progress of content development and the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices. In conjunction with this development, SCE will rename PlayStation Suite to PlayStation Mobile, and position it as a new platform.
SCE will further accelerate the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices and continue to collaborate with content developers to drive the delivery of compelling entertainment experiences through PlayStation Mobile.