Nvidia announces Sony Playstation Suite for Tegra-based devices
According to AndroidandMe, Nvidia has announced through its Tegra Zone app that Tegra-based phones and tablets will support the Playstation Suite sometime later this year. This will open up dozens of quality of games for Android devices, something that Apple’s App Store currently has an edge on.
Specific Tegra tablets were not mentioned, but it’s safe to assume that many PSOne classics will make it first before the more advanced titles start coming in.
Before the announcement, the only device certified for Playstation Suite access was Sony’s own upcoming Xperia Play, so the inclusion of Tegra-based tablets will broadly expand Sony’s mobile gaming audience.
Additionally, as tablets get more advanced, they become a more viable platform for a wider range of graphically intensive games. As a result, Tegra 2 chip designer John Guadiosi claims that Playstation 2 games would one day come to Android devices, which is definitely welcoming news for modern gamers everywhere. Future Tegra platforms, such as Kal-El, may very well support the high demands of PS2 games.
Of course, tablets and many smartphones will have the worst of luck when it comes to physical buttons and must rely on touchscreen controls for gaming. This is a major drawback to gaming on these mobile devices, especially when importing console games to small-scale form factors. In the meantime, simpler Playstation games such as turn-based RPGs and side-scrollers should feel right at home.