Jack Tretton steps down as SCEA CEO and President

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that Jack Tretton will be stepping down as the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Jack Tretton steps down as SCEA CEO and President

Sony has said that Tretton’s decision is the result of a mutual agreement between him and the company to not renew his contract.

Shawn Layden, the current EVP and COO and Sony Network Entertainment International will replace Tretton starting April 1.

Jack Tretton has been with SCEA since its inception in 1995, overseeing all PlayStation platform launches in North America.

“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.”

“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 has been with the firm for 15 years and was one of the founding members of the SNEI in 2010. In addition to that, Layden is also the former president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and has spent eight years at SCE Worldwide Studios London where he directed international software development.

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