PlayStation... on your Android

Sony’s ambitious mobile strategy, PlayStation Suite, will go into open beta next month, the Japanese giant has confirmed. The forward thinking initiative will theoretically allow publishers to bring PlayStation-quality content to multiple compatible mobile handsets. It’s part of Sony’s wider plan to combat the growing popularity of smartphone gaming.

A closed beta for the service kicked off last year in Japan, the US and the UK, but Sony’s looking to branch outside of those regions for the open beta.

A full release of the software development kit is due later this year for a lowly $99. The full service launch is expected shortly thereafter.