PlayStation acquires Savage Game Studios as Sony seems to broaden its cellular choices

PlayStation’s streak of studio acquisitions continues. In latest years, it’s scooped up the likes of Returnal developer Housemarque and Demon’s Souls remake developer Bluepoint Games. The newest one to return underneath the PlayStation banner is Savage Game Studios, a cellular developer with places in Berlin, Germany and Helsinki, Finland.

Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst made the announcement on Twitter, welcoming Savage and saying the “new independent PlayStation Studios Mobile Division” that Sony is spinning up. The PlayStation Blog submit about the identical information features a assertion from Savage Game Studios CEO Michail Katkoff, who expresses equal pleasure about this new partnership. “We made this deal because we believe that PlayStation Studios’ leadership respects our vision for how we can best operate and succeed,” Katkoff mentioned. “All of that, plus the ability to potentially tap into PlayStation’s amazing catalog of IP.”

I’m thrilled to welcome Savage Game Studios. They be a part of a brand new unbiased PlayStation Studios Mobile Division whose mission is to achieve much more new gamers world wide. Michail and his workforce are already engaged on one thing nice; I can’t wait till they will show you.

— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) August 29, 2022

That’s actually an intriguing assertion — Sony has loads of sequence that might discover a new residence on cellular gadgets. As for what Savage is engaged on, we don’t have many particulars immediately. “I can’t wait until they can show you,” Hulst teased within the announcement tweet. Lead game programmer Chris Rock’s LinkedIn profile mentions that Savage is “using Unreal Engine 4 to put AAA style shooter games onto mobile devices,” so there could be a clue there. Along the identical traces, Savage is at present hiring for a number of roles on the present venture.

These latest studios acquisitions are falling according to PlayStation’s multiplatform plans. Specifically, it’s $3.6 billion bid to buy Bungie was declared as a move that can “considerably accelerate” the corporate’s multiplatform technique. On prime of this, we’ve seen a number of once-exclusive PlayStation console video games come to PC in latest months, together with God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. When you mix this new acquisition of Savage Game Studios and the cellular division with the Bungie move and PC game releases, Sony’s new multiplatform method turns into fairly clear.