PlayStation Worldwide Studios will focus on narrative-driven single-player games for PS5

By Sean Carey,
In a recent interview with PlayStation Blog, new PlayStation Worldwide Studios head, Hermen Hulst has revealed that the company is fully committed to bringing story-driven single-player exclusives to the PS5.

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When asked by PlayStation Blog what his vision was for the future of PlayStation's Worldwide Studios and plans for the next generation, Hulst replied, "We’re very committed to dedicated hardware, as we were before. We’re gonna continue to do that. And we’re very committed to quality exclusives and to strong narrative-driven, single-player games."

It seems that Sony is following the same strategy that led to the success found with the PS4. Games such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End have been stand-out successes for the company, and it looks like we'll be getting more of the same with the PS5.

However, Hulst is still leaving room for new ideas to be brought to the table, "At the same time, we’re going to be very open to experimentation, to new ideas. Just trying things out to see what works. I think that’s also very much part of the DNA of Worldwide Studios."

The PS5 is set to launch this Holiday period. Sony is holding its cards close to its chest, but hopefully, we'll hear more on the next-gen console soon.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!