PlayStation acquires Savage Game Studios

Get ready for mobile games based on PlayStation IPs.

Sony announced today that they are acquiring the mobile game developer Savage Game Studios. The full financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Savage Game will be integrated into the newly formed PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, which will be tasked with creating mobile games based on new and already existing PlayStation IPs. Savage Game will operate separate from the studios working on console and PC game development. So don't worry about this mobile push having any sort of adverse effect on development times for non-mobile titles.

Michail Katkoff, CEO and co-founder of Savage Game Studios, offered up a brief introduction on who they are and what they hope for with this move.

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!​
Today's acquisition announcement comes about eight months after Sony announced that they were acquiring Bungie for $3.6 billion (USD). That deal in particular was just recently finalized a few weeks ago.