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Sony SIE acquires game developer Savage Game Studios to increase mobile game market

Posting time:2023-02-02 09:54:16

Sony SIE acquires game developer Savage Game Studios to increase mobile game market

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin. According to reports, Savage Game Studios is led by veteran co-founders Michail Katkoff (Rovio, Zynga, Fun Plus, Supercell), Nadjim Adjir (Wargaming, Rovio, Gree) and Michael McManus (Wargaming, Insomniac, Kabam), who have decades of experience Experience in mobile game development and operation. Additionally, their team is already working on a new yet-to-be-announced AAA mobile live-service action game. Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios, said: "PlayStation Studios must continue to expand and diversify our offering beyond console platforms to bring new games to more people than ever before." The excellent team that acquired Savage Game Studios is making that happen. Another strategic step. I'm very excited about what Savage is doing, and I'm confident they will deliver a high-quality experience. Our foray into mobile, like our expansion into games for PC and online services, strengthens our capabilities and our community, and complements PlayStation Studios' goal of creating the best games possible. IT House has learned that Savage Game Studios will join the newly formed PlayStation Studios mobile division, a division independent of console development. The PlayStation Studios Mobile team is focused on creating new experiences for players through innovative games based on new and existing PlayStation IP and meeting PlayStation Studios' high quality standards. SIE's efforts to reach players no matter where they play - mobile, PC or live service - will continue to complement its existing expertise to create unparalleled single-player, narrative-driven AAA console games. Post-acquisition day-to-day operations will continue to be managed by Savage Game Studios' current management team. Due to contractual commitments, the terms of the transaction, including acquisition costs, were not disclosed.

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