Sony just hired Nicola Sebastiani, ex content boss di Apple Arcade, as PlayStation mobile executive. Sebastiani has a long career in Apple of 8 years, in which he dealt with the conception and development of the Apple Arcade platform, along with many other aspects related to the games currently present on the App Store of the Cupertino giant.
Sony PlayStation hires a former Apple Arcade executive
A job offer dating back to April had already revealed that Sony was looking for new ones professionals suitable for transposing its successful franchises on mobile devices. In this regard, it has recently emerged that the new executive of the mobile sector should work in San Mateo or Los Angeles, and will be in charge of drawing up a roadmap lasting from 3 to 5 years.
Sony’s strategy was later confirmed by Jim Ryan, who explained how the Japanese giant was planning to bring some of its most iconic sagas to mobile by March 2022. “We thought about how much gamers enjoy our content and since we have had some success in experimenting with games and apps for devices. mobile we want to try to offer more choice to gamers – he said – Mobile is just one of the areas we are exploring to reach millions of users beyond our traditional platforms “.
Sony’s CEO went on to explain that: “PlayStation has a vast catalog of IP first party which can be transposed to smartphone games and become complementary to our AAA or Live Service Games. We are exploring the mobile market with some of the best PlayStation franchises behind us, so stay tuned to find out more ”.
It seems that the first game to reach our smartphones will be WipEout, but we have no news of any other confirmed franchises for mobile devices.