PlayStation’s mobile division has lost another top executive, weeks after confirmation of a change of leadership.
As reported by MobileGamer.biz, Michail Katkoff, who was the managing director of recently-acquired Savage Game Studios, has announced he’s leaving the company less than a year after it was acquired by Sony.
“I’d like to believe I’ve done my fair part in taking the company from zero to one,” he said on LinkedIn. “Now I’m eager to watch from the side as Nadjim and Mike take it from one to one hundred.
“In the same breath, I wish nothing but the best to Olivier Courtemarche and Kris Davis who are leading PlayStation’s charge onto mobile. Can’t wait to play all the amazing games from all the fantastic developers!”
Although Savage is a relatively new studio established in 2020, it was co-founded by veteran mobile developers Katkoff (Rovio, Zynga), Nadjim Adjir (Wargaming, Rovio) and Michael McManus (Wargaming, Insomniac).
Confirmation of Katkoff’s exit comes just weeks after news of a leadership change at PlayStation Mobile. Nicola Sebastiani was a high-profile appointment when he joined in 2021, having previously led Apple Arcade.
Speaking during a business briefing last year, SIE president Jim Ryan said the company expected half of its annual releases to be on PC and mobile by 2025.