Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment has named their new head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. Hermen Hulst, known for Killzone and the award winning Horizon Zero Dawn will lead WWS into the next generation. Hermen will manage and lead all game development across 14 studios that form Worldwide Studios.
Sony have also announced that Shuhei Yoshida will stand down as President of WWS, to become head of a newly formed initiative that will focus on independent creators at the company.
“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,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “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.”
We at RemotePlay are thrilled with this news and look forward to seeing Hermen’s vision as the new Head of WWS.