Sony has confirmed its plans to release more television adaptations of its video game franchises from PlayStation more important. In its informative meeting with investors held today, the Japanese company confirmed that are already working on series based on Horizon, God of War Y Grand Touring.
The three productions will be in charge of PlayStation Productionsthe studio that the company has created as part of its expansion plan to other areas of entertainment and that has so far had its most important launch in Unchartedwith Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.
Details regarding the three new adaptations are still scant, though some are in line with recent rumours. The most important case is God of Warwhich has been confirmed to will be added to the Amazon Prime Video catalog, something that had already been rumored last March. Its development would remain in the hands of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, creators of TheExpansealthough this still needs to be ratified.
In the case of Horizonit is only known that the television adaptation will be released via Netflix. While what of Grand Touring It is, so far, what generates the most questions since it is not a franchise with characters or a plot line. We will have to see how the identity of the popular saga of PlayStation racing games is transferred to a production of this type.
PlayStation expands beyond video games with new series
Beyond the few details that are known so far, the bet that PlayStation is making to expand beyond video games is still interesting. Let us remember that there are already several productions underway that will adapt the titles that are part of the Japanese company’s catalog.
The most notorious case is that of The Last of Us, which will premiere on HBO Max. It has a cast led by Peter Pascal like Joel and Bella Ramsey in the role of Ellie. The production has Craig Mazin, creator of Chernobyl, at the helm and also has the collaboration of Neil Druckmann, who directed the two games that were released for PlayStation. Until last March, filming was taking place in the Canadian city of Calgary, and the details regarding its launch are scarce, knowing only that it will be released sometime in 2023.
Another of the great projects of PlayStation Productions is twisted metal. Said adaptation was confirmed in February of last year, while in September it came to light that Anthony Mackie (Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) will be its protagonist. The series will premiere on Peacock, on a date yet to be defined.
But not all are TV series. As we said at the beginning, Uncharted It is so far the most important launch that the PlayStation studio has had and a commitment to more movies related to its games is expected. In this section, much of the attention is on Ghost of Tsushimawhich will be directed by Chad Stahelski (John Wick) and will feature a script by Takashi Doscher.