Sony creates ForwardWorks to bat against Nintendo mobile efforts
It’s 2016 and Sony is finally ready to make its bid in the advancement of mobile gaming beyond casual titles like Candy Runner and Subway Somethingorother. After taking care of the ephemeral space with its announcement of the PlayStation VR, it’s now put together ForwardWorks Corp., a new unit that will incubate and sell “full-fledged game titles in the new filed(sic) of the smart device market.”
The effort is focused at the Japanese and other Asian markets, unlike the products that Nintendo is developing. Miitomo is the first application of several that’s expected to reach American, Australian and European shores in the near future. Miitomo is considered as a social interaction platform with light gaming implemented. Other games relating to Nintendo’s traditional franchises like Super Smash Bros. are expected.
The company has seeded ¥10 million (aprox. $88,000) into the new subsidiary and will begin operations on April 1. We’re not sure if the old Android stalwart will expand its development focus to the iPhone.