Friday, March 27, 2015

Sony Shutting Down PlayStation Mobile

PlayStation Mobile
Recent reports revealed that Sony's PlayStation Mobile, the company's initiative to build a store for indie games and PlayStation classics that could be played on both the PS Vita handheld and certain Android phones, is coming to an end. No further content will be published after 15th of July, and come 10th of September nobody will be able to re-download any games bought in the past. Sony ceased support for the Android side of the platform last year.

PlayStation Mobile never got serious traction, but its shutdown could mean that the Vita becomes a slightly less attractive target for indie developers — although in recent years Sony has been doing a good job releasing indie games in the regular PlayStation Store. Still, the failed venture highlights Sony's inability to bring the flailing mobile division and the high-flying PlayStation business together in a meaningful way.

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