Perhaps taking a page from Nintendo’s new book, Sony has just announced that they’re forming a new company specifically for the creation of mobile games, or, as their incredibly formal wording says, “aimed to deploy new services toward the ever-expanding smart device market.” The company’s called ForwardWorks Corporation, and it will take advantage of Sony’s many gaming IPs and the company’s development experience “to provide gaming application optimized for smart devices including smartphones.”
But—and this may be crucial—that last quoted statement ends with the following prepositional phrase: “to users in Japan and Asia.” So, like, we have no idea if or when we’ll eve be able to “casually enjoy” these “full-fledged game titles” in the West.
ForwardWorks is set to begin operations on April 1st—so, next week—and on that same day, the company we know as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. will also be officially changing its name. From SCE, it will become SIE, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
And, of course, the entire press release ends with a sentence of meaningless corporate jargon: “SIE will vigorously maximize the corporate value and create new business opportunities through the establishment of ForwardWorks.”
Source: Sony Computer Entertainment