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We may be losing thousands of games from the PS3, PS Vita, and PSP stores in the coming months, but Sony is looking to bring some of its PlayStation game franchises to mobile platforms.

As Eurogamer reports, a new job listing has appeared for a “Head of Mobile” working at PlayStation Studios based in San Mateo, CA. The listing explains, “As Head of Mobile, you will own and develop the mobile games strategy for PlayStation Studios and help build a foundation for future growth opportunities. You will lead all aspects of the expansion of our game development from consoles and PCs to mobile & Live Services with a focus on successfully adapting PlayStation’s most popular franchises for mobile.”

It’s a clear sign that Sony intends to become a multi-platform developer on hardware other than its own. It’s already doing this on PC, porting years-old PlayStation games such as Horizon Zero Dawn, but the same now looks set to happen on iOS and Android. It opens the way for games carrying the God of War, Uncharted, The Last of Us, and Ratchet & Crank names to appear in mobile form in the coming years. The mobile business plan Sony is working to spans five years, showing this is a long-term project that runs alongside its existing PS5 strategy.

As you’d expect, Sony is looking for a veteran of the industry to take on this role. The right candidate must have at least 15 years of relevant business experience, specific experience in “building, growing, and running mobile operations,” as well as in “translating IP into game property, console, or mobile.” I suspect there’s a handful of candidates Sony already has its eye on.

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