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Jack Tretton to step down as boss of Sony Computer Entertainment America

SCEI's Shawn Layden to replace Tretton from the beginning of April

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that Jack Tretton will be stepping down from his post as CEO at the end of this month.

Tretton has worked at SCEA since its inception in 1995 and has played a major role in the launch of every Sony console ever released. He is to be replaced by Shawn Layden who is currently the COO of Sony Entertainment International and has 15 years of experience working with the PlayStation.

Tretton said of his departure, "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.” Jack Tretton to step down as boss of Sony Computer Entertainment America

He continued, ”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 will leave SCEA on March the 31st with Layden taking over the reigns on April 1st.

Thanks GamesIndustry International.

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