12 Oct 2021 11:33 AM +00:00

PlayStation Hires Former Apple Arcade Boss To Seemingly Expand Mobile Division

PlayStation continues to build a strong foundation heading into the new generation, following acquisitions of several studios like Bluepoint Games and Housemarque. While PS5 continues to perform strongly, a new report indicates that Sony might be heading deeper into the mobile space.

First spotted by VGC, former Apple Arcade Content Head, Nicola Sebastiani has joined Sony. Sebastiani has been appointed the Head of Mobile at PlayStation Studios, as seen on their LinkedIn page.

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PlayStation Hires Former Apple Arcade Boss To Seemingly Expand Mobile Division

VGC also reports that a business unit was being established earlier this year at Sony, bringing PlayStation's franchises to mobile. With this hiring, it's assumed the former Apple Arcade chief will assist in this endeavour. One of the company's exclusives is already jumping to mobile, as WipEout returns next year, through WipEout Rush. With Sebastiani, more IPs are likely to follow.

Many PlayStation games are reportedly making a return, with Silent Hill and Twisted Metal both reportedly in development. These games could also make their way to mobile platforms, similar to WipEout's unexpected move. For now, we'll keep you informed on any further developments.