Sony Acquires Savage Game Studios to Expand PlayStation Mobile Presence

The team is working on a mobile service game based on a PlayStation IP.

Sony has acquired a new company for PlayStation Studios, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be for anything that will end up on your PlayStation 5. Instead, this acquisition seems like it’s in service of putting games on your phone, as Savage Game Studios is joining PlayStation’s first-party stable in an effort to “expand [its] community.”

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst said that like Sony’s new wave of PC ports, the company’s efforts to move beyond the PlayStation console “in no way diminish our commitment to the PlayStation community, nor our passion to keep making amazing single-player, narrative-driven experiences.” But in the meantime, it sounds like Savage Game Studios will be working on mobile games based on PlayStation franchises.

“Our mobile gaming efforts will be similarly additive, providing more ways for more people to engage with our content, and striving to reach new audiences unfamiliar with PlayStation and our games. Savage Game Studios is joining a newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, which will operate independently from our console development and focus on innovative, on-the-go experiences based on new and existing PlayStation IP.”

In other news:

Savage Game Studios was founded in 2020, and is working on an unannounced AAA mobile live service action game. This is presumably set in a PlayStation IP’s universe, but just which one is unclear at this time.

Beyond that, the PlayStation brand has been in some hot water over the past few days, as Sony revealed that it would be raising the price of the PlayStation 5 without warning in most territories. The United States, however, was unaffected by the change.