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PlayStation Is Seemingly Working On A New Mobile Games Platform

In some form or other, at least.

As spotted by the folks at TweakTown, a new job listing from PlayStation Global seems to suggest that the company is looking to greatly expand its offerings in the mobile space, with calls for a Mobile Platform Architect to help it design and implement a new “mobile games platform.”

It’s not entirely clear from just this listing what “mobile games platform” might actually mean in real-world terms, but looking at the job overview it would seem as though PlayStation’s intentions are to develop a unified platform for its development and distribution of mobile games, as opposed to it trying to spin up a whole dedicated storefront similar to what Xbox is working on right now.

“PlayStation Studios Mobile is seeking an experienced software engineer to design PlayStation’s platform for developing, publishing, and operating free-to-play mobile games,” the job ad reads. “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.”

The above does suggest we’ll maybe see a strengthened connection between PlayStation’s mobile games and apps and it’s wider ecosystem, similar to how it just launched a PlayStation overlay for the PC version of Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut that somewhat bridges the gap between PC and console players and their PlayStation accounts.

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PlayStation has dabbled in mobile games in various forms, and with various levels of success, in the past but doesn’t currently have much of a stable outside of a few companion apps. It’ll be interesting to see what its ambitions are going forward in the mobile space, and with the number of successful examples of cross-platform games with mobile support like Call of Duty Warzone, Fortnite and Genshin Impact it’s easy to see why mobile might be a big part of Sony’s plans for the future.