Let's PLAY: Gameloft Talks Xperia, Android and Real Buttons

With the Xperia PLAY launching today in the UK, and soon in the US, French publisher Gameloft has revealed its extensive line-up for the platform. Ten launch games, including several pre-loaded on the phone, make Gameloft the biggest PLAY publisher at the moment, so, to find out about why they are investing so heavily in the PLAY, what they think of the device, and what their future plans are, PlayStation LifeStyle chatted to Callum Rowley, Digital Marketing and Community Manager for Gameloft UK.

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Sev4795d ago

Great interview. Sounds like the Xperia PLAY is off to a great start with its software. Let's hope it gets proper support and sales to keep it going.

doctorstrange4795d ago

And the lack of buttons hold them back... until now.

BigPete79784795d ago

I agree, I have enjoyed a lot of their titles on my iPhone, but am definitely looking forward to what they can do with actual buttons for controls.

ftwrthtx4795d ago

Great interview. The key to the phone's success will be the software and game choices.

If the phone had an actual keyboard, I'd buy it. My fingers don't work well with touch screen keyboards.

doctorstrange4795d ago

So a sliding keyboard on top of the sliding gamepad? That would be one fat phone

ftwrthtx4795d ago

I was discussing it with the reps on the floor at gdc. It wouldn't be too much fatter.

Sev4795d ago

Might as well have a knife, file and screwdriver slide out too. Oh and a USB thumb drive.

Make this bitch a real swiss army phone thingy.

ftwrthtx4795d ago

You've seen my fingers. I just need a real keyboard. I already have the knife in my pocket. LOL

joinsideke4795d ago

As much as I want to love this device, I just can't. It looks so clunky and unfinished... and the line up it's PSN friendly.... plus trophies were probably the one thing I was banking on, but nope!

Stealth20k4795d ago (Edited 4795d ago )

According to many reviews the xperia is already a flop and analysts believe it to be a failure already. But who knows.

And there comments on dedicated systems are idiotic. Maybe they cant keep up with tech, But thats irrelevant in terms of games
And what has gameloft done aside from making shovelware? And why are these mobile developers getting articles now? Oh I get it. They are so insecure about the shit they put out they have to badmouth dedicated devices any chance they get.

@ below
My issue is more with gameloft. And less with the product

@ even further below
no they arent. There games will be pssuite enabled which are basically psp2 comaptible minis

Greentea4795d ago (Edited 4795d ago )

Reviews don't make a product. The software does so take your negativity somewhere else. Wow lol people now a days just label something that's it there done with it. How bout you buy it and see if there reviews is on point.

doctorstrange4795d ago

Are also developing for the NGP

ftwrthtx4795d ago

Android based games will also work on the NGP.

plb4795d ago

Have gameloft developed anything original? All titles I've seen are knock offs of popular games.


Auto Defense: A new strategy game from Gameloft is now globally available

Auto Defense, a real castle battle strategy game by Gameloft, is globally available to download and play on Android and iOS devices.

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Gameloft At E3 2019 | Culture of Gaming

Culture of Gaming set down with Gameloft at E3 2019 where we got to preview some of their upcoming games in the mobile field.

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Gameloft and Microsoft partner up to bring hit games to Xbox Live

Neil writes: "Since the turn of the millennium, Gameloft have established themselves as one of the very top innovators in their field, creating games for various platforms. With the mobile scene being their bread and butter, you would have been able to enjoy a whole host of their titles on your iOS or Android device. Now though they are partnering up with Microsoft to see the Xbox Live service roll out across the mobile gaming landscape."

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timotim1836d ago

Major move by Microsoft here. Already enjoying these games with Xbox Achievements/Live, through Windows 10 on my Surface Go, but now that they are bringing them to iOS and Android, even more people will be able to experience Xbox Live no matter where they are. More of this.

KyRo1836d ago

Major move? These guys make rip offs of popular console games for mobile 😂

Ricegum1836d ago

Let them have some fun.

meep3161836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

Say what you want about the games, they are popular. There’s all kinds of things I don’t like that make money, doesn’t mean I’ll dismiss them as worthless.


Name a game that’s not influenced/ripping off another game in this day and age. Go ahead I’ll wait...

343_Guilty_Spark1836d ago

And they are very good knockoffs. That racing game is high quality.

timotim1836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

Regardless how you feel about the games themselves, they make some of the highest rated and most popular mobile games out there. Are you telling me this isn't a smart move???

Google Play Store:

Asphalt 9 - 4.6 out of 5 rating, 847k+ downloads

Asphalt 8 - 4.5 out of 5 rating, 8 million+ downloads

Dragon Mania Legends - 4.6 out of 5 rating, 2 million+ downloads


Asphalt 9 - 4.8 out of 5 rating, 300k+ downloads, #2 in racing on the platform

Asphalt 8 - 4.7 out of 5 rating, 98k+ downloads

Dragon Mania Legends - 4.8 out of 5 rating, 43K+ downloads

This is a major move because its never been done before by a major platform holder like Microsoft. I dont see why they would stop there either. They are the only ones with the infrastructure and will to pull it off. Major titles on console, PC and mobile (phones and tablets and TV), all running Xbox Live...Im sorry but thats a smart move.

gangsta_red1835d ago


Those are some pretty high metacritic scores.

Where are we at this moment? Are we currently celebrating review scores or are we still blaming bias journalists and clickbait reviews?

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lxeasy1836d ago

Couldn't agree more, adding Xbox Live to mobile games across IOS and Android is a wise decision. They really are expanding Xbox from the living room space.

chiefJohn1171836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

MS making moves, is this "Lord" Phil's doing? 😂

jznrpg1836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

Gameloft make the worst mobile games They make crappy copies of more popular games . Good fit for MS I guess


So you’re implying that MS makes crappy copies of other games? Like what for example?

TheSaint1836d ago

Crackdown 3 was a crappy copy of the first crackdown..