PlayStation Mobile News

News: Unity Development Tools Fusing PlayStation Platforms Later This Year

Unity Development Tools Fusing PlayStation Platforms Later This Year

Engine developer joins forces with platform holder

Expect plenty of iOS ports in the future, as Unity has announced a “strategic partnership” with Sony that will see its tools tailored to the PlayStation 4, PS3, Vita, PlayStation Mobile, and “future cloud services”. Titles developed with the new ‘Unity for PlayStation’ platform will be...

News: Retro FPS Gun Commando Targets PlayStation Mobile

Retro FPS Gun Commando Targets PlayStation Mobile

All outta gum

Fans of DOOM and Wolfenstein 3D will no doubt feel right at home with Gun Commando, an intriguing 8-bit first-person shooter heading to PlayStation Mobile this week. The title – developed by Green Hill Studios and Abstraction Games – is described as an “old-school, new-cool” adventure, which sees you assume the role of Jack...

News: Sony Dishing Out Free PS Mobile Titles for Six Weeks in Europe

Sony Dishing Out Free PS Mobile Titles for Six Weeks in Europe

Won't cost a penny

In order to remind you that, hey, PlayStation Mobile actually launched, Sony has concocted a promotion that will see a handful of games given away over the next six weeks. All you need to do to claim the goodies is own a compatible device and hit the download button on the PlayStation Store. The first freebie is Beatnik Games’...

News: Sony Launches PlayStation Blog Game of the Year Vote

Sony Launches PlayStation Blog Game of the Year Vote

Who's your number one?

It’s ironic that just as we started planning our own game of the year festivities behind the scenes – more on that soon – the PlayStation Blog has launched its own celebratory poll. This is a community endeavour, and it allows you to vote for your favourite PlayStation releases across a slew of different categories...

News: Futurlab Aims to Electrify Match 3 with Surge

Futurlab Aims to Electrify Match 3 with Surge

Luxury fun

Not content with reinventing the scrolling shoot ‘em up and slide puzzle, award winning Brighton-based developer Futurlab has announced its intent to electrify the classic Match 3 puzzle genre with Surge. The upcoming PlayStation Mobile title – due out on 12th December worldwide – sees you connecting similarly coloured blocks by...

News: PlayStation Mobile Is Providing Publishers with New Avenues to Release Their Content

PlayStation Mobile Is Providing Publishers with New Avenues to Release Their Content

Covering all bases

PlayStation Mobile may be seen as Sony’s foray into the cheap and cheerful world of smartphone gaming, but it’s also allowing the platform holder to enter new discussions with traditional console publishers as well. Speaking on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, SCEA president Jack Tretton revealed that through...

Interview: Crash Lab's Steve Ellis On Developing For PlayStation Mobile

Crash Lab's Steve Ellis On Developing For PlayStation Mobile

Former Rare staffer talks about working with Sony on bite-sized games

Sony recently launched its PlayStation Mobile service along with a selection of games that includes Twist Pilot from UK studio Crash Lab, which was founded by former employees of Rare. We spoke to Crash Lab's Managing and Technical Director Steve Ellis about developing for the...

News: Sony: Trophies Are Coming to PlayStation Mobile

Sony: Trophies Are Coming to PlayStation Mobile

Bling, bling

PlayStation Mobile released with a deluge of delicious content earlier this month – but none of its launch titles boasted Trophies. Sony has since admitted that incorporating the rewards system is a top-priority for the platform's team, alongside proper leaderboard integration. "It's coming," Senior Manager of Mobile Content...

News: Sony Launches PlayStation Mobile with Bumper Line-Up

Sony Launches PlayStation Mobile with Bumper Line-Up

Time wasters

This is all a bit exciting, isn’t it? Sony has essentially launched a new platform overnight. Sure, it might not come with a new piece of hardware – but PlayStation Mobile could provide a subtle hint at the future of the platform holder's handheld endeavours. The service is available right now in Japan, North America, Canada,...

News: FuturLab Reveals Fuel Tiracas for PlayStation Mobile

FuturLab Reveals Fuel Tiracas for PlayStation Mobile

Simon says

Velocity developer FuturLab has finally raised the curtain on its super secret PlayStation Mobile launch title, Fuel Tiracas. The title – which the studio teased with an irritating trailer yesterday – is the summation of eight weeks' work, and subsequently represents the Brighton-based studio’s simplest game to date. But what is it...

News: Sony Streamlining PlayStation Mobile Ratings System

Sony Streamlining PlayStation Mobile Ratings System

Easy peasy

Publishing a game on PlayStation Mobile won’t require developers to go through the same ratings rigmarole as normal console releases. Sony has devised a new system which allows studios to self-report content on a submission form. That saves the time and overhead required for a ratings board to check the content manually – meaning the...

News: PlayStation Mobile Launches on 3rd October

PlayStation Mobile Launches on 3rd October

New manufacturers on board

A swift snippet from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today: PlayStation Mobile will officially launch on 3rd October. The cross-platform initiative will be supported by both Sharp and Fujitsu, who have officially joined the growing list of certified hardware providers. The service will launch alongside 30...