Recently Sony has made a significant push into mobile gaming with the formation of the PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, a subsection of the company that operates separately from console game development. According to press releases, Sony’s aim with this division was to create mobile games with new and existing PlayStation IPs. Now, Sony has acquired mobile game developer Savage Game Studios.
PlayStation games have appeared on mobile before, with games like Ratchet & Clank: BTN and Run Sackboy! Run! but it’s never been a significant focus of Sony’s. Earlier this year, Sony also announced it would focus on extending its IPs to PCs, TV series and movies. Sony also said half of its games will be on PC and mobile by 2025 and announced it would expand into live service games; a move that was made clear when it acquired Bungie for $3.6 billion.
Now, Sony has acquired yet another game studio, Savage Game Studios. While the studio is yet to release a game, the co-founders previously worked at Zynga, Insomniac, and Wargaming. Savage Game Studios also received $4.4 million in funding for a mobile shooter game last year.
I’m thrilled to welcome Savage Game Studios. They join a new independent PlayStation Studios Mobile Division whose mission is to reach even more new players around the world. Michail and his team are already working on something great; I can’t wait until they can show you. https://t.co/61HpPOmFvs
— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) August 29, 2022
Savage Game Studios and the rest of the PlayStation Studios Mobile Division will be tasked with creating mobile games based on existing Sony brands and new ones. We don’t have any confirmation on which licenses will be used for mobile projects. Still, many believe Spider-Man to be the obvious starting point.
As of now, there has been no word from either Sony or Savage Game Studios about what is currently in the works, but we do know that the studio is currently busy developing a “mobile live service action game” based on a AAA license.