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Sony is forging forward into the smartphone space, and it’s quietly signed a big name to lead the initiative: ex-Apple Arcade bigwig Nicola Sebastiani has switched allegiances to take the Head of Mobile role at PlayStation Studios. You may recall the Japanese giant advertising for this position earlier in the year.

That job listing included the mandate to “own and develop the mobile games strategy for PlayStation Studios and help build a foundation for future growth opportunities”, which sounds like a pretty compelling project to us. Sebastiani previously worked to curate content on the surprisingly strong subscription service Apple Arcade, so he certainly knows his way around good smartphone games.

While not necessarily part of this fledgling initiative, WipEout Rush was announced recently, and we’re sure many more will follow. Sony is looking to grow the appeal of its biggest brands, and it sees mobile as a huge opportunity to do that. Don’t be surprised if there ends up being a The Last of Us app, for example, to coincide with the upcoming television show.

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