According to some industry intel, Sony may be looking to broaden its horizons and extend its PlayStation ecosystem beyond their own hardware. HTC could be the first non-Sony OEM to get Playstation certified devices. Sony’s Kazuo Hirai, who has recently become Sony's CEO has indicated that the PlayStation Suite platform “isn’t an ecosystem where we want to keep everything within the Sony family.” He elaborated that the PlayStation Suite should become a “cross-platform endeavor."

In fact, after Sony has had a couple of very bad quarters in a row, Hirai made the following comments that seem to highlight how bad things are for Sony and point them in a new direction, “if we don’t turn this around, we could be sitting in some serious trouble. We really need to buckle down and be realistic." He concluded with, “We can’t just continue to be a great purveyor of hardware products even though some people expect us to do that.”

If this new deal with HTC goes through, it will bring games previously limited to devices like the XPERIA Play to HTC phones and tablets in the future. The reports suggest that the deal could come as early as Mobile World Congress this month, and full certification would come in the second half of the year. Sony has since confirmed it has been negotiating with other firms for PlayStation gaming since late 2011.

Source: SlashGear