Sony looking to take a bite out of the mobile gaming pie by bringing popular PlayStation titles to the platform
It seems that more game companies are trying to target the fabled mobile gamer demographic. From Nintendo, with Mario Run and Pokemon Go, it looks like it’s Sony’s turn to take a stab at the mobile gaming market. In a report on Eurogamer, a job listing for a ‘Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios, SIE’ seems to suggest that the Japanese giant is aggressively pushing its way into the mobile market. The job listing reads, “..focus on successfully adapting PlayStation’s most popular franchises for mobile. You will be responsible for building and scaling a team of mobile leaders and will serve as the Head of this new business unit within PlayStation Studios.”
Sony PlayStation exclusives on Mobile?
So, could we actually see mobile versions of exclusive titles like Uncharted, God of War and more? How would a game like Bloodborne even play on mobile? Or will Sony even look at transplanting its existing franchise or create new IPs for the mobile gaming space? The job listing does state that a roadmap for content will be developed over a 3 to 5 year period. So, it could be a little while before we actually see something of substance from Sony. But, for the moment, it actually looks like the company is dead serious about the mobile gaming market and intends to aggressively pursue it. As of right now, Sony does have a mobile publishing unit called PlayStation Mobile which has pushed out a few mobile titles like Run Sackboy! Run! And as well as apps such as PS Remote Play and the base PlayStation app. The studio has also been used to port PlayStation exclusives like Days Gone to the PC.
Look, there’s a ton of money to be made in the mobile gaming scene. Games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile and Garena Free FIre rake in tons of cash. And, Sony definitely wants in on that club. How it goes about it is another matter entirely. As far as Sony is concerned, the company could be restocking the much-demanded PS5 (review) in India, sometime in April. You can read more about that story here.