Sony’s PlayStation brand has been synonymous with gaming for more than two decades. The Japanese company pushed out four major video game consoles with additional handheld gaming consoles throughout the years to be home for a massive amount of first-party titles known around the world. Now, with PlayStation getting involved in virtual reality later this year, Sony wants the brand to continue entering new territories.
Today, Sony announced that characters from your favorite PlayStation games will be making appearances on mobile devices. A new studio known as ForwardWorks is tasked solely with bringing PlayStation favorites to phones and tablets.
Lazy Bear Games’ Punch Club is a boxing RPG that launched on PC, Android, and iOS not too long ago to pretty good reviews. The good news for Punch Club? They just passed the 300,000 mark for copies sold. The bad news? It’s been pirated over 1.6 million times. That’s a 5:1 ratio in favor of the pirates. Ouch. Read more
An attendee at a recent SXSW panel captured some footage of Pokemon Go in action, showing the virtual monsters spawning in real-life surroundings. Read more
Since being released in late 2014, Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road has stood tall as one of mobile gaming’s most popular titles. The game, which is available across all major platforms, has amassed over 120 million downloads. And now the developer see it’s the right time to release a special version of Crossy Road with a fresh batch of characters.
Coming soon to Google Play and other app stores is Disney Crossy Road.
Samsung’s virtual reality platform led by the Gear VR is getting one of the most popular titles in the history of gaming. In 2016, Minecraft will be playable on the Gear VR.
At the Game Developers Conference today, NVIDIA announced they are adding two top game publishers to their library of streaming game titles for the the NVIDIA SHIELD with GeForce NOW Android TV device. NVIDIA says this will bring the total number of titles available to 100. The latest additions will be coming from SEGA and Warner Bros. who will combine to bring nine new titles to the platform. Read more
At the Game Developers Conference, Google announced several updates to the Google Play Games platform as part of their annual Developer Day event. Noting tremendous growth in the gaming community especially in terms of games reaching the 1 million install plateau, Google hopes the new tools will help developers improve monetization and grow their businesses. Read more
For those of you who are constantly wanting to visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom, you’ll be able to build up your own park later this week.
YouTube Gaming has expanded its video-sharing service and is now available to try in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.
Electronic Arts and PopCap Games announced Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes today, aiming to release it on mobile platforms later this year.