PlayStation works on AAA action game for mobile devices
Sony announced on Monday morning (29) the acquisition of Savage Game Studios, a developer founded by industry veterans in 2020 and specializing in mobile games. This culminated in the creation of a new division dedicated to follow-up, the PlayStation Studios Mobile Divisionand the confirmation of its first project, which is still in an embryonic stage.
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The first information shows that the new team is producing a triple-A action game for Android and iOS devices that will work as a servicethat is, with periodic content updates and potential microtransactions to work for a long time.
“It’s still too early to reveal more, but I’m excited for when we can,” wrote Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, in a post on the PlayStation Blog.
According to Sony, the move is an attempt to provide new ways for people to engage with the company’s content and aim to reach new audiences unfamiliar with the PlayStation brand and its games.
This means, according to the publication, that the new division will operate independently of the console segment and “will focus on innovative, on-the-go experiences based on previously unreleased and existing PlayStation intellectual property.”
Keeping an eye on the mobile market
It is worth remembering that, in October 2021, Sony hired Nicola Sebastiani, former head of Apple Arcade, to lead the mobile division of PlayStation Studios, and the first developments are now appearing.
In May of the same year, a document already revealed not only Sony’s intention to invest in the PC market, with the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and other games, but also a nod to the mobile device market.