Sony is looking for a director to expand the PlayStation



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Sony is looking for a director to expand the PlayStation

Sony, like any other technology company, is very active in recruiting senior and senior staff. The search for a director of the PC division is ongoing, and Sony is now looking for someone to plan and implement a PlayStation expansion strategy.

With the establishment of the PlayStation PC subsidiary, Sony marked the beginning of more serious efforts to open up to that platform last year, and the new job ad confirms the company's turnaround. Namely, Sony is looking for a director who will develop a strategy for PC access, lead the growth of monthly active users - PlayStation game players on that platform, and be in charge of game placement and direct contact with Steam and Epic Games Store management.

Sony has tested the PC market with three PS4 ports. Days Gone, Horizon Forbidden West, and especially God of War (with over 2 million copies sold) have been a huge success, paving the way for other PlayStation exclusives. The uncharted collection is ready and has yet to be released, and judging by the Nvidia lake that has been accurate so far, PC players will soon find the ports of Demon's Souls, Ghost of Tsushima, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet… According to the job advertisement, a man is being sought who will be very close to the management and will be in charge of "recognizing opportunities for inorganic growth through acquisitions, investments or joint ventures".

Microsoft is looking for the same man

The director of corporate development must already be proven in the industry and have at least 12 years of experience, and as VGC noted, it looks like Microsoft and Sony will fight for the same candidates, as the Redmond giant employs in an almost identical position.

The year behind us was the largest so far in terms of acquisitions in the gaming industry with $ 85 billion in turnover of this type. It opened this year with Take-Two buying Zynga for $ 2.5 billion, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard continued with a $ 68 billion takeover deal, and Sony later joined with a $ 3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie.

It is estimated that we will conclude 2022 with a record 150 billion acquisitions in the gaming industry and it is quite clear that the end of this year will crystallize a new division of large companies in the gaming industry.