Tencent Hires Shawn Layden, Former President of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Tencent, that made headings a couple of weeks ago with its equity risk in Ubisoft as well as specifically Guillemot Brothers Holding, is once more at the heart of pc gaming information. Indeed, we have actually simply found out a couple of minutes ago that Shawn Layden, the previous President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, has actually been employed by the Chinese large as a critical consultant. The details was shared by Shawn Layden himself on his LinkedIn account, specifying that he is thrilled to sign up with Tencent Games in this brand-new function. His objective will certainly be to recommend, aid as well as sustain the Tencent group as it grows its tasks as well as dedications within the video clip game sector. It have to be stated that for a couple of years currently, China has actually ended up being an important market for video clip game makers, that can no more avert from a nation which has greater than 1.4 billion citizens as well as whose hunger for games video clip maintains expanding.

Shaw Layden confirmed his vision of video clip games throughout his PlayStation years, bringing the Japanese firm to the hearts of players. Strategy in the PS4 period is without a doubt a version of method as well as interaction, rather the reverse of what Jim Ryan is doing today, the brand-new President of Sony Interactve Entertainment that is gradually yet definitely damaging the ultra favorable picture of the company with gamers, with greater than questionable choices.

We go to a watershed minute in pc gaming as well as interactive enjoyment. There are several feasible courses, yet just a couple of are deep, widening, comprehensive, uplifting, motivating, and/or lasting. I am delighted to proceed this trip of exploration as well as say thanks to Tencent for this chance.

Shawn Layden left Sony Interactive Entertainment in September 2019.


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