Sony to power off PlayStation Mobile on July 15

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PlayStation Mobile will soon be no more, ending Sony’s foray into expanding its gaming empire to smartphones and tablets.

The PlayStation Mobile store shuts down on July 15. You can still download any games you’ve previously purchased through September 10 and continue to play them afterwards as long as you activate your device.

To do this, you’ll need to grab the PlayStation Mobile app on a supported device.

Google has put a ton of effort into a better Android gaming experience, cramming in features to Google Play Games and creating multiplayer capabilities for developers to tap into.

It’s a far better option than what Sony has been able to provide, which only rolled out its mobile effort to a small list of certified devices. Most were manufactured by Sony itself; leaving out the popular flagships from Samsung, HTC, and LG.

Of course, the PlayStation app, which lets you interface with the company's consoles and service, will still remain. The shutdown only affects the separate PlayStation Mobile games store.

The story behind the story: Sony set this in motion last August, when it announced it was no longer certifying new phones to run PlayStation Mobile. It was a novel effort when the quality of Android gaming wasn’t that great, but it’s too difficult now to compete against the large gamut of games and larger compatibility of the Play Store.

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