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HTC becomes first PlayStation Mobile partner

HTC becomes first PlayStation Mobile partner

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has confirmed that HTC will be the first third-party manufacturer to join the PlayStation Certified license program.

HTC PlayStation Mobile E3 announcement

The Japanese titan made the news official this week at its E3 conference, where it also revealed that its mobile games platform is being rebranded from PlayStation Suite to PlayStation Mobile.

For months, rumours had been doing the rounds that the HTC would become the first non-Sony company to offer PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 titles on its mobile devices.

Sony did not say whether more partners were being considered. For now it seems the One range, specifically the One X and the One S, will be the first handsets in line to get support for the service.

The partnership comes as HTC struggles to respond to the growing dominance of rival Samsung. The phone-maker will hope that strong gaming credentials on top of its Beats acquisition will help it to get back in contention for the top spot among Android handset-makers.

"HTC is focused on delivering innovative mobile experiences for people everywhere and SCE's immersive world of gaming will bring compelling entertainment to HTC One customers across the globe," said Kouji Kodera, HTC chief product officer.

Exact dates as to when PlayStation titles will hit HTC phones haven’t been revealed, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.

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