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Sony Announces ForwardWorks, a New Company Making PlayStation Games for Mobile Devices

On April 1, Sony Computer Entertainment will open ForwardWorks, a company “aimed to deploy new services” to the iOS and Android smart device market.

As Sony explained, ForwardWorks will use the many PlayStation properties to create full-fledged games for smart device users in Japan and Asia:

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. The company will aim to deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new field of the smart device market.

Featuring Atsushi Morita as President, Andrew House and Hiroshi Ueda as members of the board, and Kazuhiko Ono as Auditor, ForwardWorks is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Also on April 1, Sony Interactive Entertainment will officially go live, merging together Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International.

What do you think of the ForwardWorks announcement?