Sony Creates A Whole New Network Division Just To Control The Playstation
Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment have merged, creating the all-new, all-encompassing Sony Interactive Entertainment.
This will bring the PlayStation manufacturer’s hardware, software, and network divisions under a single roof. The newly christened company will begin on April 1, 2016 and will be headquartered in San Mateo, California, while “key global business operations” will also be coordinated in Tokyo and London.
SIE will be led by President and Global CEO Andrew House, who went into greater detail regarding the merge in a press release.
“By integrating the strengths of PlayStation’s hardware, software, content and network operations, SIE will become an even stronger entity, with a clear objective to further accelerate the growth of the PlayStation business,” House said. “Along with our business partners, SIE will develop pioneering services and products that will continue to inspire consumers’ imaginations and lead the market.”
According to Sony’s new overview of global functions under SIE, current SCEA president and CEO Shawn Layden will now oversee Sony’s Worldwide Studios. OnTwitter, Sony’s current President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, confirmed that he’ll report to Layden and that his title will stay the same.
Yoshida further confirmed that the “hardware” portion of the restructuring does include PlayStation VR.
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