At present, only a few “PlayStation Certified” devices have access to the PlayStation Suite, namely the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and the Tablet S and Tablet P.
However, Sony Computer Entertainment Chairguy, Kaz Hirai, has whispered to Engadget that that mightn’t be the case for much longer.
Speaking at AsiaD, Kaz said that it "isn't an ecosystem where we want to keep everything within the Sony family". He went on to confirm that Sony is "in discussions with non-Sony companies to bring them onboard”.
Hmm, wouldn’t that make the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – currently languishing in bargain bins at £150 – even less desirable? Access to the PlayStation Suite is a major USP for the ailing smartphone. Or maybe it’s already too late to save the poor guy?
It's unclear when the Android PlayStation Suite love-in will commence, but next month Sony is releasing an SDK allowing developers to create content that’s compatible with the PS3, PS Vita, Tablet S and Tablet P, and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
The PS Vita – successor to the Sony PSP – is due out in Japan later this year, and early next year for us.