Jack Tretton has resigned from Sony Computer Entertainment America. The CEO leaves Sony after almost 20 years, the transition effective on April 1st, 2014. Sony issued the following statement with the announcement.
“Working at SCEA for the past 19 years has been the most rewarding experience of my career,” said Tretton. “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.”
Shawn Layden, the Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International will become the new President and CEO of SCEA.