PlayStation Productions, LLC
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2019; 5 years ago (2019)
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Asad Qizilbash (president)
Carter Swan (senior producer)
ProductsFilms and television series based on video games
ParentSony Interactive Entertainment
WebsitePlayStation Productions

PlayStation Productions, LLC is an American production company owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment.[1]

History

PlayStation Productions logo playing during film credits

Sony Interactive Entertainment launched PlayStation Productions in 2019 with a focus on adapting the company's video game franchises into films and television shows. An emphasis was placed on coordination between the film and television departments at Sony Pictures with the video game development studios at SIE Worldwide Studios.[2]

In December 2020, Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures, revealed that Sony was working on three movies and seven TV shows based on PlayStation video game content.[3]

Uncharted, based on the action-adventure video game series by Naughty Dog, was the first film produced by PlayStation Productions. It was theatrically released on February 18, 2022. Gran Turismo, based on the racing simulation video game series by Polyphony Digital, received a limited theatrical release on August 11, 2023, before expanding on August 25, 2023.[4][5] Feature film adaptations of the Sucker Punch Productions video game Ghost of Tsushima, Bend Studio's Days Gone, Japan Studio's Gravity Rush and Supermassive Games' Until Dawn are currently in the works.[6][7][8][9]

In February 2022, a Jak and Daxter film adaptation was revealed to be in development with Uncharted director Ruben Fleischer collaborating on the film with Naughty Dog.[10][11]

The first television series from PlayStation Productions was an adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, which aired on HBO from January 15, 2023, to March 12, 2023. Later in January 2023, HBO announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.[12] Twisted Metal, a television adaptation of the vehicular combat franchise, was released on Peacock on July 27, 2023.[13][14][15] Live-action television series based on Santa Monica Studio's God of War franchise for Amazon Prime Video and Guerrilla Games' Horizon series for Netflix, are in the works.[16][17][18]

List of productions

Films

Released

Film U.S. release date Based on Director Co-production with Distribution
Uncharted February 18, 2022 Uncharted
by Naughty Dog
Ruben Fleischer Columbia Pictures
Atlas Entertainment
A2 Productions
Sony Pictures Releasing
Gran Turismo August 25, 2023 Gran Turismo
by Polyphony Digital
Neill Blomkamp Columbia Pictures
2.0 Entertainment

Upcoming/in development

Film U.S. release date Based on Co-production with Distribution
Days Gone TBA Days Gone
by Bend Studio
Vendetta Productions TBA
Ghost of Tsushima TBA Ghost of Tsushima
by Sucker Punch Productions
Columbia Pictures
87North Productions
Sucker Punch Productions
Sony Pictures Releasing
Gravity Rush TBA Gravity Rush
by Japan Studio
Scott Free Productions TBA
Until Dawn TBA Until Dawn
by Supermassive Games
Screen Gems
Vertigo Entertainment
Coin Operated
Mangata
Sony Pictures Releasing
Untitled Uncharted sequel TBA Uncharted
by Naughty Dog
TBA

Television series

Released

Series Season(s) U.S. release date Based on Showrunner(s) Co-production with Network/platform Status
First released Last released
The Last of Us 1 January 15, 2023 present The Last of Us
by Naughty Dog
Craig Mazin
Neil Druckmann
Mighty Mint
Word Games
Naughty Dog
Sony Pictures Television Studios
HBO Renewed[12]
Twisted Metal 1 July 27, 2023 present Twisted Metal
by Sony Interactive Entertainment
Michael Jonathan Smith Wicked Deed
Reese Wernick Productions
Make It with Gravy
Inspire Entertainment
Electric Avenue
Artists First
Universal Television
Sony Pictures Television Studios
Peacock Renewed[19]

Upcoming/in development

Series U.S. release date Based on Showrunner(s) Co-production with Network/platform Ref(s)
God of War TBA God of War
by Santa Monica Studio
Rafe Judkins Sony Pictures Television
Vertigo Entertainment
Santa Monica Studio
Amazon MGM Studios
Amazon Prime Video [20]
Horizon TBA Horizon
by Guerrilla Games
Steve Blackman Sony Pictures Television
Guerrilla Games
Irish Cowboy Productions
Vertigo Entertainment
Netflix [21]

Reception

Box office performance

Each film is linked to the "Box office" section of its article.

Film U.S. release date Box office gross Budget Ref.
U.S. and
Canada
Other territories Worldwide
Uncharted February 18, 2022 (2022-02-18) $148,648,820 $253,100,000 $401,748,820 $120 million [22][23]
Gran Turismo August 25, 2023 (2023-08-25) $44,428,554 $77,499,324 $121,927,878 $60 million [24][25]
Total $193,077,374 $330,599,324 $523,676,698 $180 million

Critical and public response

Films

Each film is linked to the "Critical response" section of its article.

Film Critical Public
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore PostTrak
Uncharted 40% (262 reviews)[26] 45 (44 reviews)[27] B+[28] 79%[28]
Gran Turismo 65% (225 reviews)[29] 48 (47 reviews)[30] A[31] 90%[31]

Television series

Television series Critical
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
The Last of Us 96% (481 reviews)[32] 84 (43 reviews)[33]
Twisted Metal 67% (49 reviews)[34] 55 (22 reviews)[35]

See also

Related films

References

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