Reports suggest HTC has struck a deal with Japanese rival Sony, to make its smartphone and tablet devices certified to run PlayStation games.
According to tech site Pocket Lint a number of unnamed sources have confirmed that HTC will be announcing the deal "soon" - potentially at 2012's Mobile World Congress, which kicks off at the end of the month. The site went on to clarify that even if announced at MWC the Certification itself will not be awarded until the second half of the year.
If accurate then HTC smartphones and tablets will soon have access to the same PlayStation Suite currently housed on Sony's own Xperia range of devices, letting users download and play classic PlayStation 1 titles.
"The announcement, expected later this year, possibly at the forthcoming trade show Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will mean that HTC smartphone and tablet owners will eventually be able to play Sony PlayStation certified games, such as Crash Bandicoot and other classic PSOne titles," read Pocket Lint's report.
At the time of writing HTC had not responded to Gaming Union's request for confirmation of Pocket Lint's report.
Source: Pocket Lint