Sony will release the official PlayStation 3 app to the iPhone and Android most likely in early 2011. So does this mean you’ll be able to play your favorite PlayStation games on your mobile phone? Not exactly. The new app will allow you to track your PS3 gamer trophies and stay connected with friends. The app will be available first in Europe – the UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands – with release in the U.S. to follow.
The PlayStation app on the iPhone. It connects directly with the PlayStation Network, so gamers can keep track of their friends or update their own status.
Many in the mobile industry believe this is Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s Xbox Live app that was included with the Windows 7 phone. That app allows gamers to play mobile versions of Xbox 360 games on the Windows phone, earning points and extras that can be used on their console games. The PlayStation 3 app gives smartphone users the ability to connect with the PlayStation Network, keep track of gamer trophies, connect with friends through Facebook, Twitter or email, updating their status all through the iPhone or Android mobile device. Best of all, the app is free.
The app will also give gamers news updates on Playstation and PSP games and hardware gadgets. Sony Europe have also said updates and added features for the app will be added over the next few months after the release. It’s also interesting to note that app will not launch in the U.S. first, this decision could be related to the next Sony PSP which will also work as a phone. Finally, to run the app you’ll need to have iOS 4 running on your Apple device or Android 1.6 or above.
DROID. The PlayStation app will apparently have the same features as the iPhone on the Google OS.
The app market is rapidly growing and it’s connection with console games inevitable. If you’re interested in developing games for the iPhone or developing for the Android, get started by taking a class in mobile game development. If anything, this market will continue to grow as we become an increasing mobile culture.
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