Sony Computer Entertainment, the arm of the tech giant that oversees PlayStation, will change its name to Sony Interactive Entertainment on April 1, and along with the name change, will form a new division: ForwardWorks.
The goal of ForwardWorks will be to “deploy new services toward the ever-expanding smart device market,” specifically to bring PlayStation games to smartphones and tablets. Both Android and Apple devices will be targeted, Sony added.
“ForwardWorks will leverage the intellectual property of the numerous PlayStation-dedicated software titles and its gaming characters as well as the knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise which was acquired over the years with PlayStation business to provide gaming application optimized for smart devices including smartphones to users in Japan and Asia,” the company said in a statement. “The company will aim to deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new filed of the smart device market.”