Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Savage Game Studios, a Berlin-based mobile game studio founded in 2020. Savage Game Studios will fall under the newly formed PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, a separately run division from PlayStation Studios that will focus on “innovative, on-the-go experiences” based on existing and new IP.
It’s currently unclear as to whether ForwardWorks will be part of the new division. Savage Game Studios raised over $4.4 million in seed funding in 2021 for a shooter game planned for mobile devices. The development team has also confirmed that it is developing a AAA mobile title with live-service elements.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Here’s what Michail Katkoff, CEO of founder of Savage Game Studios, had to say:
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 intellectual property. 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 intellectual property 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!
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