Sony has just announced that it’s PlayStation Suite will be rebranded. The Android-compatible environment which is also a big hope, for me at least, on Vita will now be known as PlayStation Mobile. I can’t think of a more generic, boring name for it but I guess a focus group liked it better than the previous name.
They’ve also announced that HTC will be the first third party hardware manufacturers to be in the PlayStation certified fold.
It’s long been my personal opinion that PlayStation Suite, sorry Mobile, has the potential to open up a massive new market for Vita and also make Sony’s rather good Xperia range even more appealing to mobile gamers. The partnership with HTC is promising because it gets them a foot in the door outside of their own conference rooms but it was also very exciting to hear Andrew House talk about the enthusiasm that PlayStation Mobile has seen from a range of developers.
Hopefully we will start seeing results of this soon.