PlayStation for Android is dead, as Sony throws in the towel

Three and a half years ago, Sony launched the PlayStation Suite for Android, bringing PS games to a handful of Sony Xperia devices. The company's long-term plan was to extend support to a broader range of smartphones and tablets, including those of other Android manufacturers, building a much larger mobile gaming ecosystem. 

But Sony's dream of Android devices everywhere running PlayStation games is now dead. As The Verge reports, Sony has announced that it will not support PlayStation Mobile on the latest Android versions or on future devices. 

PlayStation Certified devices with Android 4.4.2 will still be able to access the games store and use the service - for now, at least - but those running Android 4.4.3 will not be supported. Sony has also confirmed that it will not support PlayStation Mobile on the upcoming Android L release, and no further devices will be PlayStation Certified. 

While PlayStation Mobile will remain in operation for existing devices, the fact that the company has no plans to develop or expand it further on Android does not bode well for what's left of the service. 

Source: Sony 1 / 2 via The Verge | image via MMGN

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