Sony has increased its studio portfolio by one by acquiring mobile developer Savage Game Studios. Savage Games Studios is a very young studio having been established in 2020, and not having developed a game yet. However, the studio is made up of developers who have worked across the industry, and Sony has acquired it to help spearhead its mobile offerings.
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In the announcement post Michail Katkoff, CEO and Co-founder of Savage Game Studios, said: “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!
Herman Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, has stated that the mobile games will not impact the quality of console titles, and that Sony envisions its future mobile games to offer engagement with those who are less familiar with Sony’s IPs. Savage Game Studios will be part of a new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, separate to the console studios.
Source: PS Blog
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