Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment has recently announced that a new head will be appointed to replace previous head Shuhei Yoshida.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has a new
Guerrilla Games co-founder Hermen Hulst
will be the next head for the game company’s Worldwide Studios. He will manage
and lead game development across 14 studios that form the studio.
President and CEO Jim Ryan stated:
Hermen is one of the most effective and well-respected leaders in the video game industry. He is a passionate advocate for the teams he leads and understands how to empower creative talent to build great experiences. Worldwide Studios is a critical part of the future success of the company, and we must deliver on the promise we have made to gamers to create imaginative and exciting content that is truly unique to PlayStation. I have no doubt Hermen can lead our teams to deliver compelling and diverse experiences at a steady cadence.
Hulst added in a statement:
I have worked closely with PlayStation and the entire Worldwide Studios family since 2001, and I have the utmost respect and admiration for the creative talent and ambitious ideas within the network of studios across the U.S., Europe, and Japan. I am beyond excited to have the opportunity now to lead such an inspired and talented team whose singular mission is to build amazing games for PlayStation fans.
Shuhei Yoshida will be leaving his
current position and will now become the head of a newly formed initiative that
will focus on nurturing external independent creators. He will still report
directly to Ryan while ensuring external developers have the tools, technology,
and services they need to reach the PlayStation’s community of users.
Ryan commented on Yoshida’s initiative:
I am thrilled to announce Shu Yoshida as head of this new initiative. Everybody knows just how passionate Shu is about independent games—they are lifeblood of the industry, making our content portfolio so special for our gamers. These wildly creative experiences deserve focus and a champion like Shu at PlayStation who will ensure the entire SIE organization works together to better engage with independent developers through a culture of supporting and celebrating their contributions to PlayStation platforms.