Today we learned that Sony Interactive Entertainment I finish New partnership. The Japanese giant begins cooperation with South Korean publisher and game producer NCsoft. According to the heads of the two companies, this is a strategic step that will be used in “different business areas.”
It seems that In this way, Sony is paving the way for its experience in the mobile phone market. The press release details NCsoft’s technological capabilities in the mobile gaming sector. According to Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony:
The partnership with NCsoft supports our strategy to go beyond consoles and expand PlayStation’s reach to a broader audience. Like SIE, NCsoft shares a similar vision of creating high-quality, impactful entertainment experiences for gamers around the world, and we are excited to collaborate to push the boundaries of gaming even further.
NCsoft’s portfolio includes a number of products for mobile devices (including Lineage W and Aion: Legions of War). However, it is not impossible that as part of the partnership with Sony, new MMO games will be released for PlayStation consoles, for which the Korean giant is famous – let’s mention the famous Aion series or Guild Wars and Lineage. Currently, the company works, among other things, on Throne and Freedom.
It is worth noting that information that Sony is in talks with NCsoft appeared in July of this year. Then the MTN Korea website reported that the Japanese were seeking cooperation with several other Korean companies: Pearl Abyss (Black Desert Online), Com2uS (Skylanders: Ring of Heroes) and Neowiz (Lies of P). Each of these publishers has experience in the mobile gaming market, which is another indication that Sony is onto something in this regard. We may soon see “exclusive” ports of PlayStation or its spin-offs for Android and iOS.
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