New PlayStation Studio acquisition flaunts ex-Ratchet and Clank staff

By Lee Brady,

Sony made a new PlayStation Studios acquisition that has Ratchet and Clank and Angry Birds talent. Savage Games, a mobile games studio, will work to bring PlayStation Studios IP to mobile phones.

Savage Games' co-founders' previous experience in the video games industry has covered massive titles like World of Warships Blitz, Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, and even Ratchet and Clank — the venerable IP of the company's new PlayStation Studios neighbours, Insomniac Games. Chances are the future of PlayStation's mobile endeavours will be in good hands thanks to ex-Insomniac staff.

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Sony acquires Savage Games for new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division

The acquisition was announced on the PlayStation Blog, with the head of PlayStation Studios Herman Hulst stating that the team is already hard at work on a "new unannounced AAA mobile live-service action game" — perhaps one of the previous teased 12 live service games coming from Sony by 2025.

Savage Games was founded in 2020 by ex-Rovio studio head Michail Katkoff, ex-Wargaming production director Nadjim Adjir, and ex-Insomniac Games senior gameplay programmer Michael McManus. McManus, currently the chief technology officer at Savage, has spent the most time working with PlayStation IPs so far, with credits on games like Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank All 4 One, and even Resistance 2.

playstation studios savage gamesMcManus also worked on Future Tools of Destruction, winner of the Perennially Best Ratchet and Clank Cover Award.

Between McManus' experience with PlayStation IPs, Adjir's experience with the addictive World of Warships series, and Katkoff's time overseeing Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Star Wars, it looks like PlayStation Studios' new Mobile Division is off to an exciting start. Let us know in the comments what PlayStation IP you would like to see come to mobile phones.
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Astro Bot), one eye on the past (PS1, PS2, and PS3 games), and his secret third eye on junk he really likes (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Sonic). A PlayStation fan for over 25 years, he loves replaying classic games via PS Plus.
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