Sean Layden, the boss of Sony's gaming division, is leaving the company after 32 years.
What is known
“It is with great excitement that we announce thatWorldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden will leave SIE. We will miss his wise leadership. We wish him well in his future endeavors and are deeply grateful for his years of service. Thanks for everything, Sean!” the official PlayStation account wrote.
It is with great emotion that we announce thatWorldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden will be departing SIE. His visionary leadership will be greatly missed. We wish him success in future endeavors and are deeply grateful for his years of service. Thanks for everything, Shawn!
- PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 30, 2019
It is not yet known who will take Sean's chair, but Sonynever explained the reason for the employee’s departure. At the same time, Gematsu noticed that the president of the Japanese division of SIE, Atsushi Morita, also left his post, giving way to Kazuhiko Taekda. According to journalists, the second half of the fiscal year for Japanese companies begins on October 1, which also means personnel changes. Perhaps Shawn Layden was also influenced by an internal "perestroika".