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Hermen Hulst Is PlayStation's New Head Of Worldwide Studios While Shuehei Yoshida Takes Up New Indie Initiative

Hermen Hulst Is PlayStation's New Head Of Worldwide Studios While Shuehei Yoshida Takes Up New Indie Initiative

Sunday, November 10, 2019

/ by Kevin smith

  • Hermen Hulst Is PlayStation's New Head Of Worldwide Studios While Shuehei Yoshida Takes Up New Indie Initiative
  • Hermen Hulst Is PlayStation's Head Of Worldwide Studios
  • Shuehei Yoshida Takes Up New Indie Initiative



PlayStation has named Guerrilla Games managing director and co-founder Hermen Hulst as its new head of Worldwide Studios. Thanks to Gamesindusrty.biz that revealed the exciting news.
Herman Hulst, Known for his work on Horizon: Zero Dawn, and some involvement with Death Stranding, Sony decided that Hulst will be the best candidate for the position. Discussing the position with CEO and President of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, he states that Hermen is one of the most effective and well-respected leaders in the video game industry with a ton of passion for the industry.

Jim Ryan discussing Herman Hulst:

  • “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. I have no doubt Hermen can lead our teams to deliver compelling and diverse experiences at a steady cadence.” “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 US, Europe, and Japan.”
Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida will leave his current role and head a new indie initiative. This new indie initiative will give indie developers better tools, time, and money to create some of the best indie games for the platform. And of you know Yoshida, you know that he loves indie titles, so this is a great position for him! 

Jim Ryan on Shuhei Yoshida’s new position:

  • “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,” Ryan said. “These wildly creative experiences deserve focus, and a champion like Shu at PlayStation who will ensure the entire SIE organisation works together to better engage with independent developers through a culture of supporting and celebrating their contributions to PlayStation platforms.”
Related: PlayStation Cartridge Patent Registered in Brazil by Sony Interactive Entertainment
This is all exciting news for Sony as it seems they are gearing up for the next-generation console by announcing new leaders. As a reminder the PlayStation 5 will be launching in late 2020. Keep stopping by, we'll update you all if news concerning Sony next-gen console surfaces.
Source: GamesIndustry.biz
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