Jack Tretton Steps Down as SCEA President and CEO

Jack Tretton, one of the faces of PlayStation, is leaving Sony Computer Entertainment America.  Sony has confirmed in a press release that his departure was part of a mutual agreement between the company and himself not to renew his contract.  Shawn Layden, the current EVP and COO at Sony Network Entertainment International, will fill Jack’s vacancy starting April 1, 2014.

“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.”

Jack Tretton has been a consistent face for Sony and the PlayStation brand throughout his years working for the company.  Every year he is the host of the PlayStation E3 press conference, and he will be missed at the upcoming event.