- PlayStation Mobile Shifting to Strictly Vita - Sony has announced today that PlayStation Mobile will no longer be supported on Android platforms. Released in 2012 to help developers create games for PS Vita and Android certified devices without needing a certification process, the program will now be aimed strictly at PS Vita and PS Vita TV.
This seemed like it was only a matter of time. I love Sony, but these smaller, halfhearted programs are killing me. Minis seemed like a really cool way to get smaller, cheaper games that could compete with mobile apps and it failed, miserably, due to no advertising for Minis and terrible price schemes that typically were three to five times the cost of the same apps on mobile platforms.
PS Mobile seemed to have some good promise, as Sony was advertising it more and adding support with Unity to help, but ultimately it is now failing. Little things like Trophy Support and promotions in other Sony programs like sales and other discount programs like PS Plus could have definitely helped make these games more appealing to gamers, especially with the ability to earn trophies from your Android phone. Alas, here we are with another dying program. Hopefully Sony will add some of the fixes listed above to keep the platform open because the ability to create small games without jumping through hoops is what has made so many successes on mobile platforms.
- LittleBigPlanet 3 is receiving additional pre-order bonuses in the form of DLC.
- Forza Horizons 2 has added 15 new cars to the list of vehicles included in the game.
- A Power Glove documentary is searching for backers on Kickstarter.
- The XCOM Board game has been announced.
- According to Amazon, Sleeping Dogs is coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
- Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes sold better on PlayStation platforms than on Xbox consoles, selling 3 to 1.
- Free Vivillion is available for free for a limited time to celebrate the opening of the Pokemon Center.