Following the departure of chairman Shawn Layden, Sony has named Hermen Hulst, Guerilla Games8217; director and co-founder, as the new head of Worldwide Studios and will be tasked to oversee software development across Sony8217;s 14 internal game studios. Guerilla promoted three people as co-studio directors: Michiel van der Leeuw, who was the technical director, Angie Smets, executive producer, and Jan Barter Bridges, studio art director.
In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, PlayStation CEO and president Jim Ryan calls Hulst one of the most well-respected leaders in video games. 8220;He is a passionate advocate for the teams he leads and understands how to empower creative talent to build great experiences,8221; he said. 8220;I have no doubt Hermen can lead our teams to deliver compelling and diverse experiences at a steady cadence.8221;