We are at a watershed moment in gaming and interactive entertainment. There are many possible paths, but only a few are deep, broadening, inclusive, uplifting, inspiring, and/or lasting. I am excited to continue this journey of discovery and thank Tencent for this opportunity.
Shaw Layden proved his vision of video games during his PlayStation years, bringing the Japanese company to the hearts of gamers. Strategy in the PS4 era is indeed a model of strategy and communication, quite the opposite of what Jim Ryan is doing today, the new President of Sony Interactive Entertainment who is slowly but surely scratching PlayStation’s ultra-positive image among gamers, with more than controversial decisions. We imagine that his role within Tencent is precisely to prove that the Chinese group has real ambitions in the video game of tomorrow.
Shawn Layden left Sony Interactive Entertainment in September 2019.