Sony has acquired the esports platform Repeat.gg, a website that hosts leaderboard tournaments and tracks participant efficiency.
In an announcement to GamesIndustry.biz, Steven Roberts, Sony vice chairman of worldwide aggressive gaming mentioned: “At PlayStation, our imaginative and prescient for esports has at all times been about breaking down boundaries for avid gamers to compete in any respect ranges.”
“Repeat.gg was designed to allow new event codecs which might be straightforward to enter and scalable to tens of millions of gamers,” added Repeat.gg CEO Aaron Fletcher. “We’re thrilled to affix the PlayStation group and work collectively to reinforce the number of event experiences avid gamers can take pleasure in, no matter their ability degree.”
Repeat is happy to announce we at the moment are part of the Sony Interactive Leisure household, the house of @PlayStation and plenty of superb sport studios.
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Jeff Shull, digital advertising and marketing and progress supervisor at Repeat.gg, mentioned that becoming a member of PlayStation will give the platform entry to extra assets, sport titles, and know-how, thus permitting it to develop additional. He clarifies that the platform won’t be restricted to solely supporting PlayStation and that the gaming neighborhood comes first.
“We are going to proceed to assist PC, cell, and different consoles alongside PlayStation,” says Shull in an announcement. “This consists of the addition of the most well-liked aggressive sport titles, no matter what platform they’re accessible on.”
Whereas largely recognized for its in depth single-player unique titles these days, PlayStation has been extra energetic within the esports trade not too long ago. The corporate acquired Evo, the combating sport event, final March.
Along with that strategic push, Sony has dedicated to launching no less than 10 stay service titles by 2026. It acquired Bungie and Haven this 12 months, with the latter’s first sport to be a stay service one. Sony’s funding in these stay providers synergizes effectively with its enterprise into the esports area.