Tech News: Some of the biggest PlayStation game franchises could come to your smartphone.
It appears that PlayStation is planning to further develop and expand its mobile gaming offering, if we can judge from a recent job posting at PlayStation Studios.
The worklist shared on the ResetEra forums (via IGN), is for a new Head of Mobile at PlayStation Studios. According to the job posting, Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for someone from San Mateo or Los Angeles to “define and develop the strategy for mobile games for PlayStation Studios” and “be responsible for building and growing a team of mobile leaders and will act as the head of this new business unit within PlayStation Studios. “.
While the list speaks in general terms of the head of the mobile who must guide “all aspects of the expansion of our game development from consoles and PCs to mobile devices and live services “, also speaks of a particular” attention to the successful adaptation of the most popular PlayStation franchises for mobile devices “.
It also appears that Sony and PlayStation are thinking long term when it comes to mobile gaming; the announcement states that the head of mobile devices will work with the executive team of PlayStation Studios to “develop a roadmap for mobile products over a period of 3-5 years”, although he also mentions that the position involves managing a “list of existing mobile devices already under development.”
It wouldn’t be entirely unthinkable for PlayStation to bring some of its most popular franchises to mobile devices. PlayStation Mobile Inc. had previously released a mobile version of Uncharted with the puzzle adventure Uncharted: Fortune Hunter. The company also featured the popular Sackboy character in the endless runner Run, Sackboy, Run!
You may recall that PlayStation Mobile was announced in 2012 with the intention of “providing all owners of PlayStation-certified smartphones or tablets with an enticing gateway to the world of PlayStation and giving PlayStation Vita players the opportunity to expand their collection with a series of innovative and affordable titles.. “That venture ended in 2015.