The Japanese electronics and gaming giant Sony has launched “PlayStation Studios Mobile” in an effort to draw more users to the PlayStation platform and cement its position in the gaming market. While there are currently few details available about this new mobile platform.
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Sony stated in a blog post on the PlayStation Network that PlayStation Studios Mobile “will operate independently from our console development and focus on innovative, on-the-go experiences based on new and existing PlayStation IP.”
Additionally, Savage Games Studios, a German video game production studio, was also purchased by Sony.
Although the founders of Savage Games Studios, Michail Katkoff, Nadjim Adjir, and Michael McManus, have not yet released any of their games, they have prior experience working on popular mobile game series like Angry Birds and Clash of Clans.
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Currently being developed by the video game studio is a “new, unannounced triple-A mobile live service action game.”
Michail Katkoff, CEO and co-founder of Savage Game Studios, said why the company decided to work with Sony in a news release
We believe that PlayStation Studios’ leadership respects our vision for how we can best operate and succeed 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.Michail Katkoff
The company’s move into mobile gaming might be interpreted as another retaliation to Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the Xbox Cloud Gaming following its $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie.
Although Microsoft recently acknowledged that the PS4 sold more than twice as many units as the Xbox One in a court document submitted to Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), Sony has set its sights on the future, and PlayStation Studios Mobile is one such effort that is meant to secure it.