Sonywhether you love it or not, it is a landmark in the videogame world with its PlayStation and many exclusive IPs that have made millions of players fall in love around the world. In the future, however, we could see our favorites no longer only in video games, but also in movies and TV series produced directly by Sony.
The company has indeed announced the birth of the label PlayStation Productions, directed by Asad Qizilbash and supervised by Shawn Layden. Here are their words:
We have twenty-five years of experience in video game development and have created great games, franchises and stories. Now is the right time to focus on new media and new opportunities between streaming, film and television to bring our brands into a new field of application.
Instead of giving our IPs to other studios, we thought the best thing was to develop and produce shows in the first person. First of all because we know the brand better, then because we know what our users appreciate.
Over the past two years we have been committed to understanding the film industry by talking to writers, directors and producers. We observed what Marvel managed to do by taking her comics and turning them into an extraordinary phenomenon in the film world. Obviously we don't want to compare ourselves to them, but we certainly draw great inspiration from their work.
In the past, old video games based films have not been successful because the writer or director did not understand the nature of the work on which the film is based. The challenge is to understand how to take 80 hours of gameplay and turn them into a movie. It is obviously not possible, but you can take the atmosphere and history to adapt them to new spectators.
Ready to see films inspired by The Last of Us, God of War, Uncharted, Bloodborne, Days Gone and all the others?