One of the defining names when you think of PlayStation now is Jack Tretton from his memorable keynotes, but Sony Computer Entertainment Has announced today that Tretton has stepped down from his position as President and CEO of SCEA. This decision comes as a mutual agreement to not renew Tretton’s contract with the company.
In a press release, Tretton spoke about his time with Sony and the future.
Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career. 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.
Beginning April 1, current Executive Vice President and COO Shawn Layden will take over the role of President and CEO of SCEA.