The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America is stepping down from his role, it has been confirmed.
As of March 31st, Jack Tretton will step down from his role as part of a “mutual agreement” between him and Sony.
He wrote on the PlayStation Blog: “It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I will be stepping down as President and CEO of SCEA effective March 31, 2014.
“This is a result of a mutual agreement with SCEA, and I leave knowing that the PlayStation brand has never been stronger, PlayStation 4 momentum continues to accelerate, and the future will only get brighter for our gamers.
“Serving PlayStation fans for the past 19 years has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. Your passion for gaming inspired me every day.
“I want to thank you for constantly pushing PlayStation to deliver breakthrough gaming and entertainment experiences, and to never settle for ‘good enough.’ The embodiment of this commitment can be found in the PS4, which has quickly become the #1 next-gen console worldwide thanks to you.
“We’ve shared many memories over the past two decades and I’ll always be grateful for your support.”
Sony Network Entertainment executive vice president and COO Shawn Layden will take over as president and CEO.