Sony had previously expressed plans to bring its biggest game franchise to mobile platforms.
It looks like PlayStation may have hired Apple Arcade content boss Nicola Sebastiani to help bring more Sony franchises to the mobile platform.
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as seen VGC, Sebastian’s LinkedIn Profile reveals that the former Apple Arcade boss is now serving as head of mobile at PlayStation Studios. Sebastiani’s profile states that he has been working at the company as “Vice President, Head of Mobile” since July 2021. Prior to this, Sebastiani served as the Content Head at Apple Arcade for nearly four years.
During Sebastian’s time at Apple Arcade, mobile titles such as Team Sonic Racinghandjob NBA 2K21 And Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls joined the stage.
Back in April, a job listing posted by Sony — which was looking to fill the aforementioned head of mobile position — suggested the publisher was looking to expand into the mobile market. The job listing in question states that the successful candidate will be responsible for “adapting PlayStation’s most popular franchise for mobile.”
A month later, Sony chief Jim Ryan confirmed that Sony had plans to “publish some of our iconic PlayStation IPs on mobile” (thanks, VGC) Yesterday (October 11), Ryan shared that he “would love to see a world where millions of people can enjoy [Sony] Play”.
Last week, former Sony CEO Shawn Leiden explained why he began pushing PlayStation to release more exclusives outside of Sony’s console. Appearing on a podcast, Layden said that offering the game outside of the PS4 and PS5 “allows people who are not currently inside PlayStation’s universe [to] Get the opportunity to experience what we are experiencing”.
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