If you’ve browsed through the Tegra Zone application on your Xoom or any other device supporting the application, you may have been surprised to see that the Playstation Suite will be supported on Tegra2 devices this year. Looks like the Xperia Play isn’t alone anymore.
We’re not sure if the Playstation Suite will ship pre-installed on compatible devices, or if you’ll find it in the market, but this is definitely good news. It remains to be seen if there will be a minimum set of hardware requirements for devices, other than having a Tegra2 inside of your device. We imagine that will be all you need to get all the PS1 goodness on your Android phone, though.
Above is the announcement of the Playstation Suite on the Tegra Zone application, and we can expect to see it drop sometime this year, but no solid date was given. Sony will provide support, as well a new development environment so content is not limited to just original Playstation games. When it officially drops, we can finally set aside the Playstation emulator for Android, which doesn’t work all that well to begin with.
Sony’s goal is to eventually begin offering Playstation 2 games as well, but we have no idea how long that might take. It’s certainly great to see that the Tegra 2 is capable of such things, but we know that it’s just one of many exciting products coming from NVIDIA. We’re definitely glad that Sony isn’t going to limit the Playstation Suite to just their certified devices, and that other devices will be able to get in on the action.
Android is over two years old, and it’s taken the OS quite a while to get a decent amount of compelling games. That’s all about to change, and soon, the competitors will be chasing them in the game department as well as sales.