Sony has announced today that company will form a new business unit that is tasked with bringing PlayStation games to mobiles. Earlier Nintendo already hits mobile phones with its new mobile games. Sony’s new division will be formally created on April 1.
The company said in its announcement today that it’s PlayStation mobile titles will be “full-fledged,” which is something that gamers might appreciate, so they’ll certainly be looking forward to see what Sony comes up with.
Earlier PlayStation Mobile initiative is started by Sony and shut down last year. This platform aimed to bridge the gap between indie mobile games and the PlayStation Vita handheld.
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT TO ANNOUNCE
THE FORMATION OF FORWARDWORKS CORPORATION
Tokyo, March 24, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. that will change its company name to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (SIE) effective Friday, April 1st, 2016, announced today the formation of ForwardWorks Corporation (ForwardWorks), a new company that is aimed to deploy new services toward the ever-expanding smart device market. ForwardWorks will begin its operation from April 1st, 2016.
ForwardWorks will leverage the intellectual property of the numerous PlayStation® dedicated software titles and its gaming characters as well as the knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise which was acquired over the years with PlayStation® business to provide gaming application optimized for smart devices including smartphones* to users in Japan and Asia. The company will aim to deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new filed of the smart device market.
SIE will vigorously maximize the corporate value and create new business opportunities through the establishment of ForwardWorks.
• Outline of ForwardWorks
|1. Name:||ForwardWorks Corporation|
|2. Location:||Tokyo, Japan|
|3. Principal of Business:||Planning, development, sales and operation of software, content and network services for smart devices|
|4. Capital:||10 million Japanese yen (fully owned subsidiary by SIE)|
|5. Date of Incorporation:||Friday, April 1st of 2016|
|6. Directors in Charge and Member of the Board:||Reference below|
• Directors in Charge and Member of the Board of ForwardWorks
Atsushi Morita, President
Andrew House, Member of the Board
Hiroshi Ueda, Member of the Board
Kazuhiko Ono, Auditor