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By 21 June 2011 | Categories: news

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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) yesterday unveiled its new PlayStation Suite (PS Suite), a service that will bring your favourite PlayStation experiences to mobile Android devices.

Users will now for the first time be able to access and enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system.

SCE is embracing Android as the world is nudged slowly but surely toward the realm of mobile gaming thanks to powerful new smartphones and tablets. PS Suite will offer “PlayStation quality” content to this emerging market, offering mobile Sony gaming to users around the globe.

To ensure that PlayStation quality offerings will be on hand, SCE has also launched the PlayStation Certified licensing program. This program, aimed at hardware manufacturers, will offer necessary development support and logo licensing to help bring the PS Suite experience to as many handsets as possible.

Sony has stated that the first PS Suite content should be available within the year, adding that classic PS One games will be the first to head to the service. A mobile PlayStation Store will also be opened, allowing users to download PS content directly to their Android device.

New PS Suite content will also be compatible with Sony's new handheld, recently unveiled as the PlayStation Vita.

This will allow gamers to enjoy PlayStation content at home, on the go, and even on their Android devices. There has been no talk of cross platform play between the Vita and Android devices, but such a move would be great.

It also remains to be seen how this announcement will impact the Sony Xperia Play, the so-called “PlayStation Phone”, since any sufficiently powerful Android device can now theoretically call itself a PlayStation Phone as well.

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