A few days ago, the intention of the Japanese multinational was seen coming, when it became known that Sony was looking for a development manager to lead a team in charge of adapting PlayStation Studios games to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
“We are beginning our adventure to bring PlayStation franchises off consoles. We started last year by releasing 2 of our PC games: Horizon Zero Dawn and Predator, ”said the executive, cited by the specialized site iPadízate.
Ryan added, according to Geek Culture: “The content developed by PlayStation Studios over the last 25 years has created a large amount of IP and provided PlayStation with immersive experiences that evoke emotions and provide a journey to gamers,” while he explained that the company has been doing tests on the sensations of the players of some titles for PlayStation (like Little Big Planet and Uncharted), only on their cell phones.
This strategy is motivated by the fact that mobile phones are the most widely used device in the world, and almost everyone on the planet carries at least one.
Sony also bets on ‘virtual chats’
The Sony group announced that it had invested in the ‘virtual chat’ platform Discord, very popular among video game fans, specifying that it wants to integrate it to its PlayStation in 2022.
Sony Interactive Entertainment made a “minority investment” in the platform, which has more than 140 million monthly users, many of them passionate about video games, Jim Ryan, president of the games division of the technology giant, said in a statement.
Sony and Discord did not specify the amount of this operation, nor did they offer other details.