Sony Ericsson's PlayStation Phone has been leaked and rumored so many times in the two months or so that some people (like myself) are wondering why Sony Ericsson just doesn't come out and officially announce the thing. However, every single leak we had seen before had not shown us the functionality of the device's biggest selling point: it's ability to play PlayStation games. That changed yesterday with the posting of a video.
Thanks to a YouTube video of what appears to be the PlayStation phone functioning in the wild and running the PlayStation games Resident Evil 2 and Rage Racer, we now have even more evidence of this device's ability to play PlayStation games. Check out the video yourself below:
In my opinion, the gameplay for Biohazard 2 (aka Resident Evil 2) looks somewhat difficult to master with the control setup, but that could simply lie with the user itself. Rage Racer looked like it was fine. Graphics-wise, it looks like the device is doing a decent job running games at a sufficiently high FPS.
Edge comments that if you play attention to the video, it also appears that the phone runs the games through use of an emulator due to the use of .bin files when starting the game.
Edge goes on to note that Kaz Hirai, the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment implied that a smartphone device which will take advantage of their PlayStation business is in the works. This phone doesn't get much more unofficially official than that.
As I mentioned in my last blog post regarding the phone, signs still point to the handset being announced and possibly even launched in February. Anyone interested in purchasing the phone?