During his time at Apple, Sebastiani served as head of games business management for the App Store before being appointed head of content for the company’s game subscription service Apple Arcade.
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A job advert spotted in April revealed that PlayStation was opening a new business unit to adapt its “most popular franchises” for mobile.
It said the company’s head of mobile would work at its San Mateo or Los Angeles offices in California and be responsible for developing a product roadmap for a 3-5-year time frame.
“We have been thinking about how players enjoy our content and have had some early success with experimenting with mobile games and apps to provide more choice to gamers,” he said. “Mobile is just one of the areas we are exploring to reach millions of gamers beyond our platforms.
“PlayStation has a huge catalogue of diverse first-party IP that can transition to smartphone gaming and complement our AAA games or live service games. We are exploring the mobile market with some wonderful PlayStation franchises so please stay tuned.”
Last month, it was confirmed that classic PlayStation racing franchise WipEout is returning in the form of a new mobile game.
It also includes an original soundtrack from veteran Sony sound designer and composer Alastair Lindsay.