Published on August 30th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning
Welcoming Savage Game Studios and Expanding the PlayStation Community
Sony Interactive Entertainment has today entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, a hugely talented team of creatives with many years of experience making some of the most popular mobile games enjoyed by players around the world. Together, Savage Game Studios’ goal of fearlessly exploring bold new ideas and PlayStation Studios’ tireless ambition to innovate will bring PlayStation to more people than ever before.
The team at Savage Game Studios are joining the newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, which will operate independently from console development and focus on creating fresh, on-the-go experiences for new and existing PlayStation IP.
Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios took to the PlayStation Blog to say, “I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Savage Game Studios into the fold, and that those of you who enjoy mobile gaming in addition to console or PC will look forward to what they have in store. They’re already working on a new unannounced AAA mobile live service action game. It’s too early to reveal more, but I’m so excited for when they’ll be able to.”
Here are a few words from Michail Katkoff, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Game Studios about this exciting acquisition.
“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!”
To read more about this acquisition, head to the PlayStation Blog.