Hermen Hulst Named Head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios

Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced that Guerrilla Games managing director and co-founder Hermen Hulst has been promoted to head of Worldwide Studios.

The man behind the Killzone and Horizon franchises is moving on to his biggest project yet. Hermen Hulst is PlayStation’s new head of Worldwide Studios, effective immediately. In his new role, Hulst will manage development across all of Sony’s internal studios. Consequently, this moves comes as part of an internal restructuring as Sony barrels towards the launch of PlayStation 5.

“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.”

“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,” said Hulst, Head of Worldwide Studios. “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.”

Guerrilla Games will remain an integral part of Sony’s portfolio even without Hulst. The team most recently released Horizon Zero Dawn, a new IP that garnered critical and commercial acclaim. Most anticipate that Guerrilla is prepping a sequel for PlayStation 5. Meanwhile, the team launches Death Stranding on November 8, which Kojima developed on Guerrilla’s tech. In conclusion, there’s still plenty to look forward to out of the studio.

Be sure to check back for more news regarding PlayStation. PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020. Expect more news to come out throughout 2020.