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PlayStation new platform confirmed early via job listing

PlayStation new platform confirmed early via job listing

Sony PlayStation is expanding on the go

Sony PlayStation is best known for bringing us some truly iconic console games since its inception in 1994 but now the blue brand looks to expand on the go.

It’s not the first time that Sony PlayStation has expanded into the world of mobile gaming, though I can’t ever remember it being a massively successful venture with games such as Run Sackboy! Run! and Ratchet and Clank: Before the Nexus.

Check out the Run Sackboy! Run! trailer below!

Sony Interactive Entertainment recently posted a new job listing to be a software engineer working at PlayStation Studios Mobile. “We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team,” reads the job listing.

While no game is mentioned in the job listing, recently Sony has acquired new first-party studios such as the UK-based Firesprite and the US-based Valkyrie Entertainment, so there’s a possibility that either one of the two studios will be involved in the new project.

However, rather than just a new mobile game, it seems that Sony may actually be working on creating a mobile platform much like the App Store, Google Play and soon-to-be Epic Games. “PlayStation Studios Mobile is seeking an experienced software engineer to design PlayStation's platform for developing, publishing, and operating free-to-play mobile games,” reads another section of the job listing.

“An individual in this role will spearhead the design and implementation of this platform; work in partnership with internal teams to connect mobile games to PlayStation services; and ensure that all mobile games meet PlayStation's quality standards.”

It is also a requirement that the would-be applicant has at least eight years of professional experience working in the mobile games industry and leading a team. So it might be fair to say that Sony has big plans for its mobile gaming division.

Being a success in the mobile gaming industry is a tough egg to crack with so much competition in the market with the likes of Apple and Google, but with the financial clout of Sony, the PlayStation brand might stand a better chance than most.

Once we learn more about Sony’s next venture into the mobile gaming market, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as possible.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: Sony, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Mobile Games, Free Games