(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Jack Tretton, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role in the company, due to a “result of a mutual agreement with SCEA.”
Tretton will leave the Japanese company on March 31st where he will be replaced by Shawn Layden, current Executive VP and COO of Sony Computer Entertainment International, reports Polygon.
“Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career,” said Tretton in a release. “Although I will deeply miss the talented team at SCEA and the passion demonstrated every day by our fans, I’m very excited about starting the next chapter of my career. I want to thank the employees, partners and customers for their tireless commitment to the PlayStation brand and, of course, to our fans who have pushed us to new heights of innovation and entertainment over the past two decades. I leave PlayStation in a position of considerable strength and the future will only get brighter for PlayStation Nation.”
Tretton has been with Sony since 1995, helping launch all of the PlayStation consoles up to date. Layden has been with the company for 15 years where he formerly served as president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan as well as being a founding member of SNEI.