Nintendo launched its first ever smartphone game some days ago and here comes Sony with the announcement that it will start making mobile
ForwardWorks Corporation is a new company formed by Sony devoted to bringing great PlayStation titles to iOS and Android.
In January, Sony confirmed it sold over 35.9 million PS4 units since the console was launched in 2013. The Japanese giant has sold 5.7 million units over the last holiday season.
Nintendo on the other hand only managed 10 million Wii U sales since its 2012 debut.
It’s clearly evident that Sony doesn’t need to depend on mobile games to save its gaming business, but it can make a lot more money from making games for smartphones and tablets. A pretty good decision for the company.
Sony says, “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.”
Well, according to that statement, you can look forward to seeing popular PlayStation mascots like Nathan Drake, Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, etc.
ForwardWorks will begin its operations on April 1.
Sony in its press release mentions “users in Japan and Asia.” It mentions no other countries. Sony may be planning to release the games there first. Wouldn’t it seem crazy if Sony wouldn’t want to release the games elsewhere?