Sony has announced the formation of a new company called ForwardWorks, and its focus will be the smart device market which includes phones and tablets. Sony also reiterated the fact that Sony Computer Entertainment will become Sony Interactive Entertainment from April 1st. ForwardWorks will use PlayStation brands and characters to create games for these devices, though for now these titles will only be released in Japan and Asia. According to the press release Forwards will allow users to enjoy full games casually.
Japan’s smartphone gaming industry is very lucrative and it is unsurprising to see Sony commit to it in such a way. Whether we’ll see the games release in the West any time soon is unknown, but I expect that it’ll happen eventually.
Source: Press Release