Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) that will change its company name to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (SIE) effective of Friday, April 1st, 2016, as announced today, the formation of ForwardWorks Corporation a new company that is aimed to deploy new services toward the ever-expanding smart device market.
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 Interactive Entertainment Inc. will vigorously maximize the corporate value and create new business opportunities through the establishment of ForwardWorks.
Atsushi Morita, SCE head in Japan and Asia, will lead Forward Works. Other directors of the organization include Andrew House, who is Group CEO of SCE, Hiroshi Ueda, who is the member of the Board and Kazuhiko Ono, Auditor.