It seems there’s going to be a drastic shift in the mobile games industry, considering the fact that Sony acquires Savage Game Studios. Sony seems to be trying to enter the mobile games market as well, as they’ve announced their acquisition of the company, which is mainly focused on mobile and smartphones and which has made multiple shooter experiences for mobile in the past.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 29, 2022
Today, Sony announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement with Savage Game Studios to acquire them. Savage Game Studios was founded a few years ago and, in Sony’s own words, has a “hugely talented team of creatives” that create games for players all over the world. It seems as though Sony thinks they’re the perfect studio to help them jump into the mobile games market.
Savage Game Studios CEO Michail Katkoff, later went on to explain that while their plan has always been to remain a relatively small and nimble studio in order to maintain the freedom to experiment, Sony’s acquisition of their studio makes complete sense as they’re allowing them to experiment and letting their creative ideas roam free, while not being afraid to take risks themselves. He stated the following:
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?”
Sony later went on to explain that the main focus of the company is still to dedicate themselves to creating single-player experiences that are narratively driven. They also explained that their new PlayStation Mobile Division, which will occur due to this acquisition, will be completely separate and independent from Sony’s console development division.