Sony Interactive Leisure (SIE) has seemingly employed former Apple Arcade content material boss Nicola Sebastiani to steer the corporate’s new cellular push.
Sebastiani joined PlayStation in July following nearly eight years on the iPhone maker, in response to his LinkedIn profile. VGC has contacted Sony for affirmation of his appointment.
Throughout his time at Apple, Sebastiani served as head of video games enterprise administration for the App Retailer earlier than being appointed head of content material for the corporate’s sport subscription service Apple Arcade.
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A job advert noticed in April revealed that PlayStation was opening a brand new enterprise unit to adapt its “hottest franchises” for cellular.
It stated the corporate’s head of cellular would work at its San Mateo or Los Angeles places of work in California and be liable for creating a product roadmap for a 3-5-year time-frame.
The next month, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan stated the platform holder was planning to deliver a few of its “iconic IP” to cellular throughout its present enterprise yr ending in March 2022.
“We’ve been interested by how gamers get pleasure from our content material and have had some early success with experimenting with cellular video games and apps to supply extra option to players,” he stated. “Cellular is simply one of many areas we’re exploring to succeed in thousands and thousands of players past our platforms.
“PlayStation has an enormous catalogue of various first-party IP that may transition to smartphone gaming and complement our AAA video games or stay service video games. We’re exploring the cellular market with some great PlayStation franchises so please keep tuned.”
Final month, it was confirmed that basic PlayStation racing franchise WipEout is returning within the type of a brand new cellular sport.
Set for launch on iOS and Android units in early 2022, WipEout Rush is a card-based racer that includes a single-player marketing campaign and 60 ships from the unique video games.
It additionally consists of an unique soundtrack from veteran Sony sound designer and composer Alastair Lindsay.