Sony is continuing its leadership shakeup ahead of the PS5 launch as Shuhei Yoshida steps down from his Worldwide Studios presidency to helm a new indie-focused venture. Meanwhile, Guerilla Games co-founder and managing director, Hermen Hulst, is the new head of Worldwide Studios effective immediately.
Yoshida's switch in focus to independent developers is part of a wider push by Sony to bring in fresh talent. His initiative will nurture external indie studios that PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan called the "lifeblood of the industry."
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Ryan said Yoshida "will ensure the entire SIE organization works together to better engage with independent developers through a culture of supporting and celebrating their contributions to PlayStation platforms."