Sony’s Project Field is expected to change the way gamers play card games.
In March this year Sony announced the formation of a new game studio called ForwardWorks, which is aimed to create mobile games based on PlayStation franchises.
“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,” said Sony.
ForwardWorks has now announced a new initiative called Project Field, which is basically a trading card platform developed by Sony. Project Field works with an app and ForwardWorks will develop content for Project Field.
How Will The New Platform Work
Card games are very popular among gamers of all age groups, and a wide array of card games is available for mobile devices. The newly launched Project Field is expected to change how card games are played.
The card platform, which can be played with a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet, includes an IC reader, LED, Bluetooth and sensors that allow the pad’s connection to the user’s mobile device.
Gamers will have to move their cards on the Sony pad and these movements will interact with the in-game actions. Although similar technology is being used by IC-based card pads for playing Japanese arcade games, the integration with a smartphone or a tablet is a new feature, which will bring enhanced gaming experience to players.
Games For Project Field
Sony revealed that the title that will be released under Project Field will be Yo-kai Watch game, a role playing video game developed by Level-5 for the Nintendo DS in 2013. It is likely that Sony will release more games under Project Field in the near term.
International Launch Of Project Field
The Project Field pad is currently meant for the Japanese market. Sony has not revealed any information on its plans to introduce the pad in other markets outside Japan.
The latest development as part of Project Field could just be the beginning of a new gaming platform. In the future, physical and digital versions of games can be clubbed to enhance the gaming experience. An example would be the fusion of the digital and physical versions of Pokémon Trading Card Game.
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