PlayStation boss Herman Hulst has said working with FromSoftware on a movie or TV show is “not unthinkable”, meaning a silver screen adaptation of Elden Ring, Dark Souls, or Bloodborne could be on the cards.
Hulst told Reuters that, while game development will always be the priority, Sony’s recent investment in FromSoftware may lead to opportunities beyond gaming too, even with its PlayStation Productions movie and TV rm.
“You should think of collaborations on the game development side first and foremost,” he said about the FromSoftware investment. “But it’s also not unthinkable with our PlayStation Productions efforts that we explore opportunities.”
FromSoftware hasn’t been shy when it comes to adaptations either, especially following the success of Elden Ring. It’s been turned into a manga (that’s a comedy, weirdly), and just last month an official board game was announced.
Sony is currently doubling down on films and TV but has so far only made adaptations based on its own first party IP, with Tom Holland and Mark Walberg’s Uncharted movie kicking things off earlier this year.
A Gran Turismo film starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour is on the way, alongside a Ghost of Tsushima film, a further out Gravity Rush movie from director Anna Mastro (who led Secret Society of Second Born Royals) and a Days Gone adaptation too.
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On the TV front, PlayStation Productions is also creating a series for Netflix based on Horizon: Zero Dawn. Not a lot is known about the show but it appears to be called Horizon 2074, meaning it’s likely set (at least partly) during the fall of civilization 1,000 years before the game’s plot.
HBO’s Last of Us TV show is also nearing release, receiving its first proper teaser in August, and a God of War series is also in development at Amazon Prime Video.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.