Three major PlayStation franchises are getting TV adaptations with Horizon going to Netflix, God of War to Amazon, and Gran Turismo to a currently unannounced platform or network.
Revealed in an investor briefing on May 26 and confirmed by industry insiders including David Gibson on Twitter (below), Sony president Jim Ryan revealed during a Q&A that the company was expanding its entertainment adaptations even further.
The long-rumoured God of War series and other shows will join PlayStation exclusives including The Last of Us, Uncharted, and Ghost of Tsushima in being adapted to other media, though there’s no inclination as to when these series will be released.
Sony IR – 3 positives in the presentation 1) Horizon (Netflix), God of War (Amazon) and Gran Turismo in TV development 2) 2 live service games coming in FY3/23 are not Destiny and 3) PC gaming revenues will surge 3.8 x in FY3/23 (which I think relates to live service games) #sony
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) May 26, 2022
The variety in streaming platforms isn’t terribly surprising either, as Sony hasn’t favored any service in particular so far. The Last of Us TV show will air on HBO, for example, while a Twisted Metal series is going to Peacock.
Netflix, which will be home to the Horizon show, has already shown a strong interest in video game adaptations (and video games themselves) with the likes of its hit League of Legends Arcane series and Castlevania anime too.
Amazon Studios, meanwhile, is currently working on a Fallout TV series from the creators of Westworld and a Mass Effect show is also coming to Prime Video.
It’s unclear if these shows will include characters already featured in the games, with Gran Turismo being the most open ended as it doesn’t really have any characters at all, revolving solely around track racing.
Horizon, on the other hand, already has two titles under its belt and developer Guerrilla Games is also thinking about a third game. God of War has been around since 2005 and features eight mainline games, but its 2018 reboot is arguably the best of the bunch having received incredible praise from players and critics alike.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.