Sony is making another move in the mobile games arena. The company announced the formation of a new group, ForwardWorks Corporation, that will release smartphone games in Asia that will use the many franchises from its PlayStation consoles.

Sony stated:

ForwardWorks will leverage the intellectual property of the numerous PlayStation dedicated software titles and its gaming characters as well as the knowledge and know-how of gaming development expertise which was acquired over the years with PlayStation business to provide gaming application optimized for smart devices including smartphones to users in Japan and Asia. The company will aim to deliver users with opportunity to casually enjoy full-fledged game titles in the new filed of the smart device market.

Sony noted that the games will be released for Android and iOS devices. ForwardWorks will officially begin operations on April 1.