PlayStation's mobile division is about the get Savage
PlayStation has announced that they have acquired the mobile game developer Savage Game Studios.
Savage Game Studios will be joining the newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, a group that will act independently from their console division and works to create a new mobile-based experience based on new and existing PlayStation IPs.
PlayStation Blog posted a brief comment from Savage Game Studios CEO and Co-Founder Michail Katkoff. Here’s what he had to say about joining the PlayStation family.
“Established in 2020 and led by myself and fellow Co-founders Nadjim Adjir and Michael McManus, Savage Game Studios was born of our many years of mobile game development experience spanning a number of massively successful global IP. Our guiding vision was a creative space where experimentation and taking risks weren’t warily avoided, but rather eagerly embraced. We’ve all worked at big studios and while we respect the advantages of ample resources, we wanted to stay small and nimble so we could call our own shots.
“So why then,” you may be thinking to yourself, “would you join PlayStation Studios?” We made this deal because we believe that PlayStation Studios’ leadership respects our vision for how we can best operate and succeed, and because they too are not afraid to take chances. All of that, plus the ability to potentially tap into PlayStation’s amazing catalog of IP and the fact that we will benefit from the kind of support that only they can provide… The harder question to answer would be “why not?”
On behalf of everybody at Savage Game Studios, thank you for having us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!”
PlayStation says they aim to provide more ways for users, both fans and new audiences, to engage with their content, similar to how they expanded to the PC market with their recent ports of PS4 games like Spider-Man and God of War.
They also reaffirmed to users that they are still committed to developing “amazing single-player, narrative-driven experiences” for their PS4 and PS5 consoles.