Sony is expanding its PlayStation software for mobile devices to run on phones from other manufacturers. Up until now the Sony PlayStation Suite was only available for a handful of Android phones and tablets from Sony.
But now the company has announced it will partner with HTC, allowing users to download and play selected PlayStation games on HTC One X, One S, and One V smartphones later this year.
The Sony PlayStation Suite is being renamed as the PlayStation Mobile platform, and while HTC is the first company to “join the PlayStation Certified license program,” it sounds like Sony is open to attracting other partners.
The move makes sense for both companies. For Sony, it’s a way to expand the potential number of users of its mobile gaming software. For HTC, it’s a way to allow users access to some classic, high quality games on the go.