PS Mobile and PS Vita updates from Sony’s E3 keynote


Sony has just finished its E3 presentation, and while most of it puts the spotlight on PS3, Sony also managed to throw in some other updates.

The PlayStation Suite, which was intended to bring PlayStation-style gaming to other devices, was first announced early last year as a PlayStation Store with games for Android. At E3, Sony revealed that PlayStation Suite will be renamed as PlayStation Mobile, thereby emphasizing the mobility of PS-level gaming.

As part of the PS Mobile expansion, HTC joins Sony’s PlayStation Certified license program. HTC and Sony will team up to develop and expand PS support for HTC portable devices. These devices, including the HTC One X, One S, and the One V, will be PlayStation Certified. According to Sony, PS Mobile content is also compatible with PS Vita.

Speaking of PS Vita, Sony has also scheduled the Vita to undergo system software updates to allow support for classic PS1 games such as Twisted Metal 2, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII and Crash Bandicoot. Currently–although there is a huge setback in quality–PS1 classics are also being supported on PS3.