Undoubtedly, Sony has a massive library of PlayStation IP that the studio could release on other platforms. And finally, after almost 25 years, the studio is ready to act on this idea.
Recently, Sony held a strategy meeting in which the studio confirmed that it wants to bring PlayStation IP to mobile to complement their AAA titles. After being successful on PC, Sony wants to pick up the pace and grab the massive and rapidly growing mobile market.
Over the past few years, mobile gaming has come really far after the success of titles like COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile. That’s the same reason why EA and Ubisoft are expanding to mobile with titles like Battlefield and The Division.
So, it should come as no surprise that Sony also wants to take a slice of the mobile market.
According to Jim Ryan, PlayStation Studios has created “a catalog of diverse first-party IPs over 25 years.” And as reported by the video game analyst Daniel Ahmad, Sony now plans to explore the mobile market with some wonderful PlayStation franchises.
Sony's corporate strategy meeting took place today.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 26, 2021
A couple of the key call outs from Jim Ryan:
- Bringing PlayStation IP to mobile to compliment AAA PS5 titles.
- Investments in IP & Group collaboration within Sony + investment in Social and Mobilehttps://t.co/oiehGP8sYm pic.twitter.com/4Rg328tyDs
Jim Ryan confirmed that they want to reach millions of gamers “beyond their platform (PlayStation).” And as per Ryan’s Statement in the meeting, mobile is just “one of the areas” they are exploring.
Obviously, the mobile gaming community is thrilled that they’ll finally get PS titles on mobile. Everyone would love to play titles like Ratchet and Clank and Gran Turismo on their smartphones. However, it’s too soon to say which PlayStation game would be the first to come to mobile.
Besides expanding its reach to mobile, Sony is also focused on extending PlayStation IP to film and TV. We already know that the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us Series are already in production. But it’s safe to assume that Sony doesn’t want to pull breaks just after these two projects.
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