Sony has announced plans to bring classic PlayStation 1 games to Android phones and tablets before the end of 2011. Users will be able to download the classic games via a new PlayStation Store, which is part of Sony’s PlayStation Suite mobile gaming platform.
No titles have yet been announced, but Engadget posted a pic from the conference where the new PlayStation Suite and PSP2 were announced showing five games (platform game “MediEvil,” third-person shooter “Syphon Filter,” snowboarding game “Cool Boarders 2,” racing game “Rally Cross,” and RPG “Wild Arms”).
One requirement: You must have Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”) or higher.
Assuming all goes right, this seems like good news for Google, especially with the Verizon iPhone on the way. As one person commented at Engadget: “Google can thank Sony for bringing gaming to Android.”