Sony isn’t just renewing its push into PC gaming, it’s also keen to take PlayStation mobile games to the next level, if the company’s new hires are any indication. As reported by MobileGamer.biz, Sony has tapped ex-Zynga and Kabam executives to fill leadership positions. Kabam’s Kris Davis joined PlayStation as Senior Director and Head of Mobile Business Development, and former Meta and Zynga executive Olivier Courtemanche took over as Head of Mobile Products.
PlayStation mobile games will use popular IP addresses
In February, Sony Group CFO Hiroki Totoki said Sony plans to release mobile games and experiences based on popular PlayStation IPs. His comments, which were made on a call with investors, echoed those of SIE CEO Jim Ryan, who noted in May 2021 that PlayStation has “a huge catalog of diverse proprietary IPs that can pass to smartphone gaming and complement our AAA games or live service games. “We thought about how gamers enjoy our content and had some early success experimenting with games and mobile apps to give players more choice,” Ryan said at the time. “Mobile is just one of the areas we are exploring to reach millions of gamers beyond our platforms.”
Internet sleuths have since found numerous patent applications that indicate Sony has tinkered with mobile technology. The company has already given its blessing to a mobile version of Wipeout, with Ryan subsequently telling Axios that we’ll see the “first fruits” of Sony’s mobile push sooner than expected. He is of the opinion that PlayStation IPs should not be limited to home consoles only.
In other news, someone has compiled a handy list of PS5 VRR compatible TVs and monitors, and Ubisoft’s elusive Skull and Bones may finally see the light of day following recent leaks.
[Source: MobileGamer via GamesIndustry]