Jack Tretton has announced that he shall be stepping down as president of Sony Computer Entertainment America this March the 31st. Tretton has worked with SCEA since it first opened its doors in 1995. In a press release Jack Tretton stated;
“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.”
Replacing will be EVP of Sony Network Entertainment, Shawn Layden, who was one of the founding members of Sony Network Entertainment. Layden also previously worked as the president of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan.