There have been some large shake-ups at PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios recently, with Chairman Shawn Layden leaving Sony just over a month ago. Now Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is stepping down from his position after occupying it for 11 years, being replaced by Guerilla Games’ (developers of Killzone and Horizon Zero Dawn) managing director Herman Hulst.
However, this doesn’t mean Yoshida is thinking of retiring or leaving Sony. Instead, he’s going to be working as part of a new initiative that works with smaller external developers who are creating more unique and experimental titles.
Meanwhile, Herman Hulst will be taking up his new position immediately, with PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan stating “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.”
We wish both Shuhei Yoshida and Herman Hulst the best of wishes in their new positions.