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Sony Interactive Entertainment And NCSoft Announces Strategic Business Partnership, Mobile Gaming Is One Of The Focuses

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced it has signed a strategic global business partnership with South Korea-based studio NCSoft, which will see both entities come together to help expand its “various global business fields” beyond the PlayStation console audience with mobile gaming mentioned, according to a press release.

The collaboration was tackled by NCSoft president and CEO Taekjin Kim and the current Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan; who is set to retire from the Sony position in March 2024. NCSoft was first founded in 1997, and ever since then, it has developed and published familiar titles like Lineage, Guild Wars 2, Throne and Liberty, Blade & Soul, and more. There isn’t much else to dive into, as the announcement comes off as more of an introduction to the PlayStation audience with nothing notable revealed with both companies “evaluating a range of potential opportunities”, but the leadership sure is excited.

“Partnering with NCSOFT advances our strategy to expand beyond console and broaden PlayStation’s reach to a wider audience. Like SIE, NCSOFT shares a similar vision in creating high-quality, impactful entertainment experiences for players everywhere, and together, we’re excited to collaborate to push the boundaries of gaming further,” Jim Ryan said in a statement.

“This partnership with SIE is the beginning of our efforts to build various synergies together, utilizing both companies’ core competencies, technological capabilities, and expertise. We will deliver a new and enjoyable experience to our audience across and beyond genres and regions,” Taekjin Kim added.

Even though Sony formed/rebooted its mobile division with its acquisition of Savage Game Studios, there hasn’t been much news on that front, so maybe more things will develop with the NCSoft partnership.