The news is not yet official, but it looks like it Sony PlayStation has hired Nicola Sebastiani, or one of the bosses of Apple Arcade, within its staff probably to push on the mobile sector, which now covers a considerable strategic importance for the Japanese company.
Pending a possible announcement, the information derives precisely from Sebastiani’s LinkedIn profile, which now signals his presence within PlayStation Studios, probably on the sector in which he is now specialized, namely that mobile. However, it is not said that his duties should be limited to that, given the broad scope that characterizes Apple Arcade even beyond the smartphone and tablet segment as we normally know it.
Sebastiani was in fact responsible for the content sector, that is the one who organized and directed the development of the games catalog Apple Arcade, Apple’s subscription service that provides a significant amount of iPhone and iPad games to subscribers. In recent years we have noticed a very high average quality level for the Apple Arcade catalog, which could also apply to the console market.
As this is a service that directly finances and organizes development and is therefore responsible for the quality and variety of proposals that are included in the catalog, Sebastiani may have gained considerable experience in development management that could be applied in any sector of PlayStation. Studios.
On the other hand, we know that Sony is going to push a lot on sector mobile: Sony wants to bring the PlayStation IPs to mobile and social networks, for CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, as emerged last May, with the company that at this point focuses strongly on subscription services and mobile games, two elements that, coincidentally, put together they represent exactly what Sebastiani specializes in.