PlayStation acquires mobile game dev Savage Game Studios

The PlayStation Savage Game Studios acquisition is a clear sign that the Sony subsidiary is keen to bring its major IPs to the small screen

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Acquisitions happen frequently in the videogame industry, and it’s fair to say that the appeal of mobile games studios is stronger than ever as the sector continues to go from strength to strength. Just look at the Take-Two Zynga deal, an agreement that’s worth $12.7 billion, though given the portfolio that the mobile games behemoth boasts, it’s hardly surprising.

However, it appears as though Sony is keen to step even further into the division if the PlayStation Savage Game Studios acquisition is anything to go by, at least. Yes, you read that right. PS evidently sees potential in the mobile games market, and is bringing in an experienced team to handle it.

Sure, there are some PlayStation mobile games, but they’ve seen little success, in all honesty. A shocking prospect, especially when you consider that the company’s mobile portfolio includes titles from the Uncharted and God of War franchises. You hear those names and automatically assume they’re a money-maker, but not on smart devices. Not yet, anyway.

When does the PlayStation Savage Games deal close?

There’s no set date for when the deal is to be done, but an official announcement provides details on what you can expect when Savage Games Studios joins the PlayStation Mobile family.

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Head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst explains, “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.”

If this news has you in the mood to play some mobile games, check out our picks for the best mobile RPGs to see what adventures await you.