Sony revealed details about its upcoming PlayStation Mobile games service during the gamescom 2012 gaming conference. It’s a cross-platform enterprise that will deliver games to a number of Android devices as well as the Sony PlayStation Vita handheld.
PlayStation Mobile will be linked to your existing PSN account, and will let you access any bought games across multiple devices, such as a Vita and an Android tablet. Naturally, Sony’s top Android phones have already been confirmed for the PlayStation Mobile treatment, including the Xperia Arc S, Tablet S and Xperia S. But what about the others?
So far, Asus and Wikipad have gained certification. While the Wikipad is an interesting device – a tablet with a slot-in physical gaming pad accessory – the Asus deal is much more notable. This should give Google Nexus 7 owners a chance to check out the PlayStation mobile service.
However, as with any other third-party app store focused on Android, what will it offer over Google Play? Sony says that 50 third-party developers in Europe and Japan, and just under 30 in the US, have already signed-up to produce games for the platform.
Sony says it will bring 30 games to PlayStation mobile this Autumn, including puzzle classic Lemmings. This isn’t currently available on Google Play, so it already has one thing to brag about.