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(Pocket-lint) - Sony could be planning a major move into mobile gaming, as evident by a recent job advertisement it listed.

The position, first spotted by Euro Gamer, is for the "Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios, SIE", and it seeks a candidate who would be "responsible for building and scaling a team of mobile leaders and will serve as the head of this new business unit within PlayStation Studios". The job description also noted the candidate will need to “focus on successfully adapting PlayStation’s most popular franchises for mobile", and it mentioned a roadmap will need to be developed for a three-to-five-year timeframe.

So, Sony's intentions with the new job are pretty obvious: It wants more mobile leaders, including someone to head-up its fresh unit with PlayStation Studios. And it sounds like the most popular titles from Sony’s franchises are on deck to be adapted for phones. Keep in mind the company already offers games for mobile users, like Uncharted: Fortune Hunter. It has a dedicated publishing label for mobile games, too, called PlayStation Mobile.

But, given Sony is planning a roadmap that could be five years out, we suspect it'll still be a while before we see popular PlayStation games come to mobile. 

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Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Stuart Miles.