Sony is set to introduce new “gaming gear,” for pro gamers but it’s not the Xperia Play sequel we’ve been waiting for.
Sony’s Xperia 5 IV is a pocket-friendly high-end Android phone. The corporation may have another gaming-related announcement soon.
There’s never been a better moment to be an Android gamer, with Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and complete AAA titles on Stadia and GeForce Now. Android-based gaming phones have existed for years, but they’re becoming more popular.
Sony posted a teaser video for a new Xperia gaming phone today. The 15-second teaser depicts an eSports participant playing on a smartphone. This new gadget is “designed for pro gamers and streamers,” the business states. See video below.
Some, including my colleague Ben Schoon, hope Sony will introduce an Xperia Play replacement in 2011. This ahead-of-its-time phone could slide up to display PlayStation-themed gaming controls.
The teaser doesn’t say whether the new device will be a new Xperia gaming smartphone or just a gaming accessory for existing Xperia devices. We won’t get more information until the launch event on September 12. You can watch the teaser if you click on the video below. If you want to watch the event live, click the “Notify Me” button to set a reminder.
Since the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Sony hasn’t made a gaming smartphone. Even though the company was working on a replacement, it never got to the market. Sony’s line of gaming smartphones might get a boost from the upcoming device. But since we haven’t seen any leaks about this kind of smartphone, it seems unlikely that Sony will just come out with one out of the blue. But we’d love for Sony to show us that we’re wrong at the event coming up.