Have you ever wanted MORE PlayStation in your life? When you were playing your favorite PlayStation exclusives did you every imagine a TV series of God of War or Horizon Zero Dawn? Get ready for all kinds of content as Sony has created ‘PlayStation Productions’, a new Studio focused on creating TV shows & films based on PlayStation games.
Helmed by Asad Qizilbash and overseen by Shawn Layden, this Culver City based studio is already working on the first wave of projects as I type this article.
“We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories,” said Shawn Lsyfen to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke this major news. “We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum.”
While Sony Pictures will distribute the films, PlayStation Productions will produce the projects instead of licensing them out to other entertainment companies.
Their biggest inspiration for this new division? Marvel Studios, of course.
“We looked at what Marvel has done in taking the world of comic books and making it into the biggest thing in the film world. It would be a lofty goal to say we’re following in their footsteps, but certainly we’re taking inspiration from that.” said Layden.
You can read more about this major addition to Sony’s empire here.
What would YOU like to see PlayStation Productions create? I personally would love a prequel to Horizon Zero Dawn set during the battle agaisnt the machines.