Hello, PlayStation nation.
Today we announced that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Savage Game Studios, an extremely talented team of creatives with many years of experience creating some of the most popular mobile games enjoyed by gamers around the world. entire. They were founded a few years ago with the goal of fearlessly exploring bold new ideas. We share their relentless ambition to innovate, and a continued drive to grow our audience and bring PlayStation to more people than ever before, making them an ideal candidate to join PlayStation Studios.
I’ll hand over to Michail Katkoff, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Game Studios, for the appropriate introductions:
Thank you, Hermen, and hello to everyone in the PlayStation community!
Established in 2020 and led by myself and my fellow co-founders Nadjim Adjir and Michael McManus, Savage Game Studios was born out of our many years of experience developing mobile games spanning a number of massively successful global IPs. Our guiding vision was a creative space where experimentation and risk-taking were not cautiously avoided, but rather eagerly embraced. We’ve all worked at large studios and while we respect the benefits of abundant resources, we want to stay small and nimble so we can make our own decisions.
“So why”, you might be thinking, “would you join PlayStation Studios?” We entered into this agreement because we believe the leadership of PlayStation Studios respects our vision of the best way to operate and succeed, and because they too are not afraid to take risks. All of this, plus the ability to potentially leverage PlayStation’s incredible catalog of IPs and the fact that we’ll have the kind of support that only they can provide… The hardest question to answer would be “why not?”
On behalf of everyone at Savage Game Studios, thank you for having us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!
As we’ve assured you before with our plans to bring select titles to PC, our efforts beyond console in no way diminish our commitment to the PlayStation community, nor our passion to continue creating amazing, focused single-player experiences. on storytelling. It’s been a terrific year for gaming on PS5 and PS4, with huge releases including Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, MLB The Show 22 and on November 9 the highly anticipated God of War: Ragnarök. PlayStation VR2 is also on the horizon and promises a huge leap forward in presence and immersion, bolstered by best-in-class software like Horizon: Call of the Mountain. We are also proud of our PC releases, with Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and the next Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection giving gamers without PlayStation hardware a taste of our incredible library of first-party titles.
Our mobile gaming efforts will similarly add up, providing more ways for more people to interact with our content and striving to reach new audiences unfamiliar with PlayStation and our games. Savage Game Studios joins a newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile division, which will operate independently of our console development and focus on innovative, mobile experiences based on new and existing PlayStation IP.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Savage Game Studios into the fold, and that those of you who enjoy mobile games in addition to console or PC will be eagerly awaiting what they have in store. They are already working on a new unannounced AAA mobile service action game. It’s too early to reveal more, but I’m so excited to know when they can.
Good health and happiness to you and your loved ones!