Since Nintendo can’t do something without someone else copying them, Sony has formed a new company that will be dedicated to making games for smartphones. The company is called ForwardWorks Corporation, it will be based in Japan, and it will official open its doors on April 1, 2016 (unfortunately not a joke).

No specific games were announced, but in a statement, Sony said ForwardWorks will leverage PlayStation franchises and characters for this new effort. Right now, these games are planned for release in Japan and Asia only; The games will be made for iOS and Android devices. It’s possible they’ll be extended to the west in the future, but this was not announced or confirmed.

“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,” Sony said. The company added that it formed ForwardWorks so as to meet the demands of the “ever-expanding smart device market.”

ForwardWorks, based in Tokyo, is getting started with ¥10 million in capital, which comes out to around $89,000. Among its board of directors is Andrew House, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment.

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