Sony has announced a committed expansion into mobile gaming by establishing the mobile division of PlayStation Studios and acquiring Savage Game Studios to develop “a AAA mobile live service action game.”
The new division will develop “innovative on-the-fly experiences based on new and existing PlayStation IPs that meet PlayStation Studios’ high-quality standards” and will operate independently of console game development.
“This acquisition reaffirms Sony Interactive Entertainment’s commitment to delivering innovative experiences to new players around the world by expanding to additional platforms,” said PlayStation Studios Director Hermen Hulst. Sony announced in May that releasing games on new platforms was now a key part of its business strategy, but this was largely thought to refer to its recent expansion into PC gaming rather than a mobile push as well.
“PlayStation Studios must continue to expand and diversify our offering beyond consoles, bringing amazing new games to more people than ever before,” Hulst continued. “Acquiring the talented team at Savage Game Studios is another strategic step toward that goal.
“I am very excited about what Savage is working on and am confident that they will deliver a high-quality experience. Our move to mobile, as well as our expansion to PC and live service games, strengthens our capabilities and our community.” , and complements the purpose of PlayStation Studios is to make the best games we can.”
Savage Game Studios, which has yet to release a game, was founded in 2020 by veteran developers Michail Katkoff, Nadjim Adjir, and Michael McManus, who collectively have decades of experience working on developers including Spider-Man’s Insomniac Games, World of Tank’s Wargaming , Supercell from Clash of Clans, Zynga from Farmville and Rovio from Angry Birds.
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