Guerrilla Games Co-Founder Now Leads Sony Worldwide Studios

The Co-Founder of Horizon Zero Dawn’s Studio Gets a New Job

Hermen Hulst, the co-founder & managing director of Killzone & Horizon Zero Dawn studio Guerrilla Games, was announced on Thursday as the new President of Sony Worldwide Studios.

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In his new job, Hulst “will manage and lead all game development across the 14 studios that form Worldwide Studios,” according to the announcement.

“I have worked closely with PlayStation and the entire Worldwide Studios family since 2001,” Hulst said, “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. 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.”

According to Hulst, several Guerrilla Games developers have been promoted to co-studio director roles as a result of him leaving the studio.

Sony’s announcement also revealed that Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida will leave that job to become the head of a new PlayStation indie initiative. Yoshida’s new job will “concentrate on our diverse community of independent developers, ensuring they have the tools, technology, and services to reach PlayStation’s large community of gamers successfully.”

Shawn Layden, the previous Sony Worldwide Studios President who was in charge before Yoshida, left the position in September.

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