PlayStation Mobile will keep “junk” apps at bay

by XB on 15th June 2012

in Games


PlayStation MobileThe European boss of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), Jim Ryan, has said that it will avoid diluting the quality of apps offered on PlayStation Mobile (previously known as PlayStation Suite). “[We’re] ensuring that anything that is offered on this platform is of proper PlayStation quality and that people feel comfortable and safe that they are not going to inadvertently stumble upon any of the junk that exists in that wider marketplace,” said Ryan.

He went on to say that “it’s our brand that’s at risk,” if they don’t keep an eye on what games are being approved. Content will have to reach a certain standard of quality to be associated with the PlayStation brand. “It’s a significant business challenge because it’s our brand that’s at risk here and it’s our responsibility as a platform holder in multiple directions to ensure we do that. Can we be completely laissez faire? I don’t think so because then we’ll end up just like all the rest and that can’t happen,” he said.

Jim Ryan went on to say that “there are many internal ways in which we’ll achieve this and many of which are still work in progress. If we get it right it could be very significant. We see this as a real opportunity. It builds the ecosystem and gets us everywhere. In the same way that PSone consumers migrated up to PS2 and PS2 consumers in even larger numbers migrated up to PlayStation 3, we see this as bringing in consumers who might not otherwise be exposed to our brand because they haven’t made the investment in buying the console. They get an opportunity to get involved in PlayStation and sample its world and if we do this right that migration process is likely to be a very happy consequence of going down this road.”

PlayStation Mobile is currently in an open beta with developers having access to a free SDK (software development kit). He confirmed that there are over 50 developers currently working on content for PlayStation Mobile. There are a number of PlayStation Certified handsets that will take advantage of PlayStation Mobile including the Xperia arc, Xperia acro, Xperia PLAY, Xperia acro HD, Xperia S, Xperia ion, Xperia GX, Xperia SX, Xperia acro S and Tablet S and Tablet P from Sony’s stable of smartphones and tablets. HTC One smartphones (One X, One S, and One V) will also be PlayStation Certified. There has been no official launch date for PlayStation Mobile although Sony expect to see it release at some point later this year.

Via GamesIndustry International.

  • hmm

    nooo sony :(

  • Oh no….

  • XYZ

    Wait what?
    Why “oh no”? I don’t see anything wrong here. They’re saying they need to ensure that products that are on their platform are of a high quality so that people who may not own a Playstation device, become invested enough in the brand to actually buy one.

  • Pen Pen

    We are flooded with quality games already.
    What’s the point of PS certified if you can’t use a damn PS controller without rooting!???

  • AlexBurnout

    Cool

  • XPS

    I’m from south Africa and have an Xperia s but don’t have the playstation app.
    Is there any way for me to download it???

  • Jan

    me too, in Poland we dont have access to psstore on XPS… very sad!

  • razec

    Good to know there’s quality control, but when we say quality that just doesn’t mean only stunning graphics, as a game with so many eye candy can be crap at storyline (read: Crysis on Xbox and PC), and basically many western made games are like that (MW3 had worse graphics than BattleField 3 but imho it’s got the plot as it’s strongest point), Japanese games on the other hand may have life-like graphics but not super realistic like what we see on western, but nonetheless they’re always good looking, also the plot of the game were mostly extremely immersive, resulting to a very enjoyable play and replayability. I want game developers to put focus on story and replayability, not just graphics!

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