San Mateo, California–(business wire) — Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a mobile game development studio with offices in Helsinki and Berlin. The acquisition reaffirms SIE’s commitment to delivering innovative experiences to new players around the world by adding and expanding its platform, while continuing its focus on cultivating the best creatives in the industry. further shows
Led by veteran co-founders Michail Katkoff (Rovio, Zynga, Fun Plus, Supercell), Nadjim Adjir (Wargaming, Rovio, Gree) and Michael McManus (Wargaming, Insomniac, Kabam), Savage Game Studios is a multi-decade Bringing together the history of mobile. Game development and operation experience. Their team is already working on an unannounced new AAA mobile live service action game.
PlayStation Studios Head Hermen Hulst said: “Acquiring a talented team at Savage Game Studios is another strategic step towards that goal. As with the expansion to PC and live service games, the move to mobile strengthens our capabilities and community, and aligns with PlayStation Studios’ purpose of making the best games. It complements.”
Michail Katkoff, CEO and co-founder of Savage Game Studios, said: “Today’s announcement reflects our firm belief that SIE shares our passion for experimentation and risk-taking. I have a lot of admiration and I know how difficult it is in this industry to deliver like this again and again. We are honored to be joining PlayStation Studios’ world-class collective of designers, artists and engineers.While development of an unannounced project has only just begun, it is our pleasure to show you the details of what we are working on. I can’t wait.”
Savage Game Studios will join the newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division. This division is a separate business from console development. The PlayStation Studios Mobile team is focused on creating new experiences for players through innovative on-the-go games based on new and existing PlayStation IP that meet PlayStation Studios’ high quality standards. SIE’s commitment to reaching gamers wherever they play, including mobile, PC or live service offerings, continues to complement existing expertise in building unparalleled single-player, narrative-driven, AAA console games .
Post-acquisition day-to-day operations will continue to be run by Savage Game Studios’ current management team. Due to contractual obligations, terms of the transaction, including acquisition costs, were not disclosed.
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