Greater investment in the games industry is certainly a possibility for Sony, and following the acquisition of The Software, it has potential for television or film production.
The number of acquisitions and investments in the gaming industry has increased significantly in recent years. Sony also has a few development studios and other affected companies on the list. Sometimes there have been full takeovers, including the acquisition of Bungie for $3.6 billion, and sometimes miners have been used, such as recently From Software.
Other deals are being discussed, as reported by Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. Last but not least, activities in the mobile telephony and IT market must be promoted.
Our investment in the areas that are fueling the expansion of desktop, mobile and live services is certainly a great opportunity, Hulst said.
In recent years, Sony has brought many PlayStation games to PC, including Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn, and God of War. Marvels Spider-Man Remastered was recently released, ahead of the subsequent PC release of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
More and more signs indicate that the Returnal developed by Housemarque will soon be available on PC. It was a PS5 exclusive but it was a real deal.
Software participation could lead to films or series.
As the interview progressed, the 14% stake in From Software was touched on and could have been done, which Hulst says could well pay off if it wasn’t for gambling. There should be a lot of the research cornerstone in game development, but also in our PlayStation Productions endeavors, it’s not impossible to think of the possibilities.
PlayStation Productions is a studio founded in 2019 that pursues Sony’s goals of expanding its established PlayStation series into television and cinema films.
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Current PlayStation Productions productions include the Last of Us TV series, which will air next year. A trailer was recently released, confirming that Sky had secured the publishing rights in the country.
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