Sony Computer Entertainment announces formation of smart device-focused ForwardWorks

New company to leverage PlayStation IP for gaming apps.

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Sony Computer Entertainment, which will change its name to Sony Interactive Entertainment on April 1, today announced the formation of ForwardWorks, a new company aimed to deploy new services towards the iOS and Android smart device market. The company will begin operation on April 1.

ForwardWorks is based in Tokyo, Japan, and will leverage the intellectual property of various PlayStation titles and its characters, as well as Sony’s knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise, to provide gaming apps optimized for smart devices in Japan and Asia. Its aim is to “deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new filed of the smart device market.”

Here are the directors and board members of ForwardWorks:

  • Atsushi Morita, President
  • Andrew House, Member of the Board
  • Hiroshi Ueda, Member of the Board
  • Kazuhiko Ono, Auditor

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