Last year the Sony Xperia Play was released that brought PlayStation certification with it and access to a number of games. While our own hands on with the device were favorable the device hasn’t actually shifted massive amounts of units. Now we have news that classic PSOne titles maybe hitting HTC devices in the not too distant future.
It is being reported that HTC may be the first company outside of Sony to be getting PlayStation certification. Pocket-lint are reporting that an official announcement is expected later this year, and could even come at the end of this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
This will mean that owners of HTC smartphones and tablets PCs will eventually be able to enjoy classic titles such as Crash Bandicoot among others. Sony first announced the PlayStation certification program more than a year ago in Japan during the debut of the PS Vita.
The PlayStation suite along with the certification program is a cross platform initiative for Android devices, which is aimed at manufacturers and gamers alike while Sony looks to continue to strive in a competitive market.
For companies it gives them the opportunity to provide some great games, and gamers can revisit those great days of the original PlayStation. Surprisingly handset manufacturers have been slow to take the platform on board.
If the rumor is true it will be a massive boost for HTC as it looks to address its recent slide, and will also allow it to offer something that fierce rivals Apple and Samsung will not. HTC themselves wouldn’t comment on the speculation, but sources are claiming HTC will win the PlayStation certification during the second half of his year.
Would Sony PlayStation certification make you consider a HTC handset more?