PlayStation announced an agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios under the new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division.
The PlayStation Studios Mobile Division works separately from the console division to focus on creating games for mobile platforms. Games created by PlayStation Studios Mobile Division are based on new and existing PlayStation franchises. Savage Game Studios is already working on an unannounced “AAA mobile live service action game” according to PlayStation.
Here’s a message from Savage Game Studios co-founder and CEO Michail Katkoff:
Thanks, Hermen, and hello everyone in the PlayStation community!
Established in 2020 and led by myself and fellow Co-founders Nadjim Adjir and Michael McManus, Savage Game Studios was born of our many years of mobile game development experience spanning a number of massively successful global IP. Our guiding vision was a creative space where experimentation and taking risks weren’t warily avoided, but rather eagerly embraced. We’ve all worked at big studios and while we respect the advantages of ample resources, we wanted to stay small and nimble so we could call our own shots.
“So why then,” you may be thinking to yourself, “would you join PlayStation Studios?” We made this deal because we believe that PlayStation Studios’ leadership respects our vision for how we can best operate and succeed, and because they too are not afraid to take chances. All of that, plus the ability to potentially tap into PlayStation’s amazing catalog of IP and the fact that we will benefit from the kind of support that only they can provide… The harder question to answer would be “why not?”
On behalf of everybody at Savage Game Studios, thank you for having us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!