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 which was acquired over the years with PlayStation® business to provide gaming application optimized for smart devices including smartphones* to users in Japan and Asia.
Nintendo recently announced its own plans to develop mobile games, and it looks like Sony will follow a similar path. That includes bringing its years of gaming development expertise and established characters/franchises along for the ride.
It's been about a year since Sony announced it was shuttering the PlayStation Mobile effort, and now it's apparently ready to try again. This time around, instead of trying to push a Vita-ish handheld or exclusive gaming apps for smartphones it seems like Sony will be ready to extend PlayStation gaming onto whatever platforms and devices users already have, which could be a benefit for everyone. If we hear any more details, we will update this post, but you can read the press release below.