Shawn Layden to be new CEO
of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Jack Tretton is departing after 19 years with the company. He was one of the founding members of SCEA and played a pivotal role in the launch of every PlayStation released in North America so far. While no reason was given as to why he is leaving the company, Tretton commented that he was very excited about getting on with the next chapter in his career.
Sony has announced that Sony Entertainment COO Shawn Layden will be taking on the post of CEO at SCEA. Layden is said to have a deep knowledge of the gaming industry and commitment to gamers. His goal will be to keep the PlayStation at the forefront of entertainment and innovative gameplay.
The transition will happen on March 31st which will be Tretton’s last day.