Xperia Play to Get Competition from HTC?

Sony Ericsson’s latest Android smartphone the Xperia Play, which is also the world’s first Android smartphone designed for gaming, might be getting competition soon from HTC. As previously reported, the Xperia Play will be able to run PlayStation One games and will make use of a platform called the PlayStation Suite.

HTC in the meantime just recently sunk in a $40 million investment to OnLive; a leading cloud based gaming company. With OnLive, you will be able to play popular PC games even if you don’t meet the necessary hardware requirements. All you need is a PC, Mac or HDTV with an OnLive controller and broadband Internet access to enjoy the games.

HTC makes one of the most popular Android phones in the market today such as HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire. Their latest involvement with OnLive could possibly mean that they want to provide a unique gaming experience, possibly cloud based, on their smartphones.

With OnLive’s vast library of PC games available for subscribers to access, playing them on your smartphone might not be a bad idea. The only problem that should pop out is how to configure the controls on a touchscreen as well as bringing the graphics to a smaller sized screen.