Sony has been on a roll with acquisitions lately. Only this year Sony have acquired Haven Studios and more importantly the 3.6 Billion dollars Bungie. During that time Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, reiterated that sentiment in a separate blog post. “Bungie’s technical expertise(with Destiny 2), coupled with their track record of building highly engaged communities, make them a natural fit for collaboration with PlayStation Studios,” he said. “We are excited to make plans to share skills and expertise, and to unlock the potential in having the brilliant minds at Bungie under the PlayStation roof.”
After that there were further hits on acquiring Square Enix. But that is yet to come to fruition. In that time Sony has moved on only recently acquired mobile game developer Savage Game Studios.
Savage Game is joining a newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division. It will focus on creating games based on new and existing PlayStation IP. Sony says the new studio, which will operate independently from console game development, aims to reach new audiences and give gamers more ways to engage with its content.This is line with Bungie acquisition before. Savage Game Studios is already working on a new unannounced AAA mobile live service action game. Sony says it’s too early to reveal more about this upcoming game.
Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios again stated “This acquisition reaffirms Sony Interactive Entertainment’s commitment to delivering innovative experiences to new players around the world by expanding to additional platforms, PlayStation Studios must continue to expand and diversify our offering beyond console, bringing incredible new games to more people than ever before. Acquiring the talented team at Savage Game Studios is another strategic step towards that goal.”
So one needs to wait and see what Sony is up to next. As it does seem like they are going to expand into new markets with various games on PC. And now with this acquisition they do seem to expand on to the mobile forefront.