Sony has confirmed after much speculation that TV adaptions for God of War, Horizon, and Gran Turismo are coming. David Gibson, a Japan-based video games analyst and investor shared the news on Twitter after Sony’s presentation regarding TV developments.
Previously, it was initially reported by Deadline in March that Sony was in negotiations with Amazon Prime to develop a live-action series surrounding the wildly successful God of War video game series. This follows the ever-expanding trend of video game giants finding a place for their gaming IP on the streaming market.
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 3.8x in FY3/23 (which I think relates to live service games) #sony
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) May 26, 2022
HBO are working with Sony Pictures Television on their first-ever TV series based on a video game. A ten-episode season based on The Last of Us, written by Naughty Dog co-president, Neil Druckmann, is expected to premiere next year.
SONY’S CONFIRMATION OF TV ADAPTIONS OF GRAN TURISMO, GOD OF WAR AND HORIZON IS THE LATEST IN A TREND OF VIDEO GAMES HEADING TO STREAMING PLATFORMS
The Uncharted movie adaption has grossed over $400 million since its February 2022 release. Additionally, Netflix seems to be making a habit of acquiring video game adaptions, with series based on League of Legends and Resident Evil streaming on Netflix.
Undoubtedly, Horizon is already off to a fantastic start, with two AAA games out already, both debuting to chart success. Going on to win dozens of awards, including Game Critics Awards for Best Original Game, Horizon Zero Dawn has accumulated over 20 million sales.
Presently, God of War upholds an impressive 94/100 on Metacritic, a testament to its quality. Also, Gran Turismo is piquing people’s curiosity. With no actual characters in-game, Gran Turismo’s movie adaption is the most mysterious of the three. Will the film adaption take a Fast and Furious approach? Or will we see a more plot-driven movie similar to 2017’s Baby Driver?