At the end of September, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden would be leaving. At the time a successor wasn’t revealed but that has now happened today. Guerrilla Games’ Hermen Hulst has been appointed Head of Worldwide Studios (WWS) effective immediately.
Having co-founded Amsterdam-based Guerrilla Games back in 2000, the studio is best known for the Killzone franchise and most recently Horizon Zero Dawn, which launched in 2017 for PlayStation 4. The studio is also responsible for developing proprietary game engine Decima, which has been used to create a number of videogame including Death Stranding by Kojima Productions.
As head of WWS, Hulst will