Former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden joins Tencent

Former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden joins Tencent

Sean Ryden is no stranger to many PlayStation fans around the world. Formerly President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, he is an iconic figure still well-known in the PlayStation community. Having left this important position in 2019, Layden has now joined Tencent Games as a strategic advisor.

This announcement was made via a new update on the account LinkedIn He hopes to assist Tencent’s long-term strategy in the global game industry in all directions. Layden expressed gratitude for the new opportunity to continue his passion for work in the gaming industry, especially leveraging his long-term experience, which can certainly help Tencent if they want to gain the trust of more gamers.

Former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden joins Tencent

Any news related to Tencent, including its global expansion, will still attract attention. This is understandable as they are a large Chinese gaming company with a focus on mobile games and seem to put profit first. Even so, we don’t see a long-term outlook yet, and other companies, including NetEase, are getting serious into console gaming.

Whatever it is, at least Sean Ryden himself is grateful for being able to continue his career and explore new experiences. Hopefully his contributions will also strengthen Tencent’s reputation in the future, proving worthy of being seen as a gaming company that many gamers can trust.

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