New Sony Smartphone Division Will Commence Operations From April 1st

After closing down DriveClub creator Evolution Studios recently, Sony has just started a brand new division that will handle smartphone development. This division will create apps, games etc for Smartphone devices.

Sony has launched “ForwardWorks Corporation” under its Sony Interactive Entertainment that now handles all things PlayStation. With “ForwardWorks Corporation,” Sony is targeting the ever expanding mobile market with PlayStation’s intellectual properties, meaning we may see plenty of PlayStation games getting a mobile spin-off.

God of War anyone?

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 filed of the smart device market.

Directors in Charge and Member of the Board of ForwardWorks

  • Atsushi Morita, President
  • Andrew House, Member of the Board
  • Hiroshi Ueda, Member of the Board
  • Kazuhiko Ono, Auditor

Their HQ is set up in Japan which means Andrew House will be making quite a lot of trips to Asia. ForwardWorks will officially begin its operations from April 1. Sony has invested 10 million yen into the company.

Which PlayStation game would you like to see on smartphones?

Source: Sony