Sony is taking Android gaming to the next level, unveiling today a new suite of services called the “PlayStation Suite” that will bring full PlayStation functionality to Android tablets and phones. The PlayStation Suite software will release soon, meaning consumers could very well be playing PlayStation games on their Android devices by the end of 2011.
Sony plans to provide PlayStation Suite content within this calendar year, starting with original PlayStation games that will allow users to enjoy “PlayStation quality” gameplay on their Android-based portable devices. The PlayStation Store, which has traditionally been available only to PS3 and PSP owners, will also be available to Android users, letting them browse and download content directly via an Android device.
It’s not just old PlayStation games being brought over to Android tablets and phones, though. Sony also plans to provide a new game-development environment to ensure all-new content is delivered via the PlayStation Suite.
This newly developed content for PlayStation Suite can also be played on a new portable device that Sony unveiled today using the codename “NGP.” For Sony NGP details, including the first photos, click this link: Sony NGP unveiled, first details.
To ensure continued delivery of PlayStation content to multiple Android-based portable devices, Sony will also commence a “PlayStation Certified” license program for hardware manufacturers through which Sony will offer development and logo-licensing support.
We’ll have more information about NGP and PlayStation games on Android from E3 2011, if not before.