Hermen Hulst says Sony Could Create Movies or TV Shows Based on FromSoftware IP

PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst in an interview said Sony's investment in FromSoftware could lead to IP from the company being used in future PlayStation Production projects.

"You should think of collaborations on the game development side first and foremost, but it's also not unthinkable with our PlayStation Productions efforts that we explore opportunities," said Hulst on FromSoftweare.

PlayStation Productions was formed in 2019 with a goal to bring the company's existing gaming IP to film and television

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GoodGuy09121d ago

Or just remake/remaster bloodborne already.

-Foxtrot121d ago

I’m going off history and the many adaptations we’ve had for decades and say God of War, Horizon etc will probably not be good.

They’ll change things or miscast…it’s highly likely

darthv72121d ago

If animated, the sky is the limit as they can get the same voice actors from the games. If live action (like LoU) then they will try to get the best person that fits the part. Even though this is the PS side of Sony saying all of this, the entertainment side (that is experienced with music/movies/TV) will be the ones to put it all together.

-Foxtrot121d ago (Edited 121d ago )

Animated is usually fine because like you said the sky is the limit, too many possibilities

However live action stuff has always been bad to below average

Resident Evil, Doom, Super Mario Bros, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Silent Hill etc

And I said bad to below average

I liked Silent Hill and Sonic is alright but I still don’t think they are amazing

CaptainHenry916121d ago (Edited 121d ago )


The first Silent Hill movie was ok but the sequel sucked because they changed director's. I'm looking forward to the new Silent Hill movie that's coming in 2023 with the original director Christopher Gans but that's not saying too much. It probably won't still be good

Antnee534121d ago

... they must be hard of hearing because no one is clamoring for a from software TV show or movie. People want both a new ip exclusive to ps or a damn 60-120fps remake of bloodborne. It's amazing how much sony doesn't understand its audience anymore.

Vanfernal121d ago

"You should think of collaborations on the game development side first and foremost, but it's also not unthinkable with our PlayStation Productions efforts that we explore opportunities,"

The guy literally said that games are a priority. The interviewer was the guy talking about shows...

jznrpg121d ago

The people that do the TV stuff don’t make video games . They may get some consultation from the video game makers but it’s not taking away from games at all.

Hauntedasylum8121d ago

This sounds eerily similar to the days of the Xbox One generation. Tv, games migrating to PC, expansion into mobile, gaas, etc. In other words, it feels like Sony is stretching its resources in places where it probably shouldn’t. Xbox had a lot of crazy ideas back then and none of them panned out, I just hope we continue to get the games PlayStation is known for and won’t suffer from a lack of resources being spent elsewhere.

CrimsonWing69121d ago

Agreed! I’d rather them use that money and the resources to make games. Preferably, if they’re willing to take a risk on shows and movies, I’d rather them make new game IPs.

Hauntedasylum8121d ago

Yes! They’re getting away from what made them great and it was always the games that was synonymous with PlayStation, not the tv deals, not the PC/mobile expansion and not the disbanding of Japan studio. I think this new philosophy is associated with the relocation of headquarters to US. This train of thought wasn’t present when it was Japan centered.

CS7121d ago

It is very sad what is happening to Sony.

I only realized the other day when making a comment, we only have 1 first party exclusive announced for whole of 2023 (Spiderman).

That’s very sad.

shinoff2183121d ago

@haunted asylum8

Maybe if your like 20 but sony has a much longer history then just gaming. In fact movies music electronics and lets not forget the walkman is what allowed them to step into the gaming world. Sony was a pretty great company with top of the line quality before gaming.

Little history

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