Herman Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, has reassured gamers that the format holder will still develop single-player narrative-based games, despite the company’s plans to diversify its output with live service titles following acquisitions of Bungie and Haven Studios.
Obviously we will always carry on making these single-player narrative-based games such as Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us, and Horizon Forbidden West,. But you’ve spotted correctly that we have invested in live service games, because that’s incredibly exciting for us. It allows us to build larger worlds, it allows us to create really meaningful social connections between players.
We have quite a few now in development or conceptualization, so yes we are setting up capabilities internally. But exactly for that reason, it is so exciting for us to welcome to the family a group of people who have a lot of experience with live service games.
Hulst was previously head of Guerrilla Games, the studio behind Horizon Zero Dawn and Killzone. Meanwhile, Haven Studios was formed by Jade Raymond in 2021, and is currently working on its debut project for PS5 and PC.
[Source – GI.biz]