Hello, PlayStation nation.
Today, we announce that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a highly talented team of creatives with many years of experience creating some of the most popular mobile games enjoyed by gamers around the world. They were founded a few years ago with the aim of fearlessly exploring bold new ideas. We share their relentless ambition to innovate, coupled with a continued drive to expand our audience and bring PlayStation to more people than ever before, making them the perfect choice to join PlayStation Studios.
I turn the floor over to Michail Katkoff, CEO and co-founder of Savage Game Studios, for proper introductions:
Thanks, Hermen, and hello everyone in the PlayStation community!
Established in 2020 and led by myself and my fellow co-founders Nadjim Adjir and Michael McManus, Savage Game Studios was born from our many years of mobile game development experience spanning a number of highly successful global IPs. Our guiding vision was a creative space where experimentation and risk-taking were not cautiously avoided, but enthusiastically embraced. We’ve all worked at big studios, and while we respect the benefits of having extensive resources, we wanted to stay small and nimble so we could make our own decisions.
“So why then,” you may be thinking to yourself, “would you join PlayStation Studios?” We made this deal because we believe that the leadership of PlayStation Studios respects our vision of how we can best operate and be successful, and because they are not afraid to take risks either. All of that, plus the ability to potentially tap into PlayStation’s incredible pool of IP and the fact that we’ll benefit from the kind of support that only they can provide… The hardest question to answer would be “why not?”
On behalf of everyone at Savage Game Studios, thank you for having us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!
As we assured you earlier with our plans to bring select titles to PC, our efforts beyond console in no way diminish our commitment to the PlayStation community, nor our passion to continue creating amazing single-player narrative experiences. It’s been a tremendous year for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 games, with big releases including Forbidden Horizon West, grand tourer 7, MLB The Show 22and on November 9, the long-awaited God of War: Ragnarok. PlayStation VR2 is also on the horizon, promising a huge leap forward in presence and immersion, bolstered by best-in-class software like Horizon: Call of the Mountain. We’re also proud of our upcoming PC releases, with Uncharted Collection: Legacy of Thieves Y marvel spider man giving gamers without PlayStation hardware a taste of our incredible library of first-party titles.
Our mobile gaming efforts will be similarly additive, providing more ways for more people to engage with our content and striving to reach new audiences unfamiliar with PlayStation and our games. Savage Game Studios joins a newly created mobile division of PlayStation Studios, which will operate independently of our console development and focus on innovative on-the-go experiences based on existing and new PlayStation IPs.
I hope you will join me in welcoming Savage Game Studios, and that those of you who enjoy mobile gaming as well as console or PC are looking forward to what they have in store. They are already working on a new unannounced AAA mobile live service action game. It’s too early to reveal more, but I’m very excited to find out when they will be able to do so.
Wishing you and your loved ones good health and happiness!