December 16, 2010 | Andy Boxall
In an unexpected announcement, Sony have revealed that they’re ‘very close’ to releasing an official PlayStation app for the iPhone. This is an SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) venture and has been detailed on their blog, which says version 1 of the app will only be available in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
Before everyone gets too excited about this, the app isn’t going to be a games emulator or anything overtly cool, but more a portal for Sony’s official blog and your PlayStation Network account. This is what it’ll incorporate: the chance to check your friends online status and view your trophies, read the European PlayStation Blog, see the latest news concerning games and hardware and then share it via Facebook, Twitter or by email.
Future versions released over the coming months will bring more countries into the fold, plus ‘tons more features’ Sony apparently have planned. Naturally, the app will be free to download.
As well as iPhone support, the app will be available for Android devices, which fits in very well with the long-rumored PlayStation phone, a handset that has appeared several times recently running that very OS.