SCE Worldwide Studios' UK-made IP heads to mobile

SCE Worldwide Studios' UK-made IP heads to mobile
Stuart O'Brien

By Stuart O'Brien

August 20th 2008 at 3:05PM

Player X inks deal with Sony to create mobile versions of console hits Buzz! and Destruction Derby

Sony has licenced out two of its UK-made IPs, Buzz! and Destruction Derby, for mobile phone games.

Player X has obtained to the rights to the games under a three-year deal. The agreement marks the first time Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios has licensed its titles to be published by a third party on mobile.

SCE has previously released mobile versions of games like Ratchet & Clank through its Sony Pictures Digital unit.

Player X will release Buzz! in the autumn, with Destruction Derby following in early-2009. Both games will be supported by an integrated cross-platform marketing campaign with SCE.

Buzz! titles for PlayStation 2 have now shipped more than five million units across the PAL region, along with a further 1.25 million units in the Buzz Junior range. 

Michael Denny, SVP of SCE Worldwide Studios Europe, said: "The creative proposals that came through from Player X were very encouraging and in line with what we are hoping to do with these two licences. We are looking forward to seeing our games reach new audiences as well as those who are already acquainted with our titles.”

More details on Player X's activity can be found at our sister site Mobile Entertainment.