Sony has unveiled the upcoming launch of its PlayStation Mobile gaming service this Autumn.
The Japanese electronics giant took stage at the Gamescom 2012 conference in Cologne, Germany on Tuesday to announce the roll out of PlayStation Mobile this year in 30 countries, which include Australia, the UK, and the US.
PlayStation Mobile, formerly PlayStation Suite, will arrive on Sony Xperia devices, a few Android devices and the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) portable gaming console. It will be a tool for third-party app developers and publishers to make additional contents such as those dedicated to portable gaming.
During the event, the gaming company also revealed partnerships with hardware makers Asus and Wikipad to join the Sony PlayStation Certified license program after HTC. This means owners of hardware from both OEMs can access PlayStation Mobile content, and will allow continuous gameplay from one PlayStation Certified device to another.
Furthermore, Sony introduced a new feature dubbed as Cross-Play to let users download free copies of selected PS Vita titles if the games were bought from PS3. Titles included are Assassin’s Creed 3, Rachet & Clank Q-Force and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
In another announcement, Sony unveiled preparations for a PS Vita software update, which is set to release on August 28. The update will allow the gaming console to act as a controller for PS3.
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