Combining Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment into “one global interactive entertainment powerhouse,” Sony Interactive Entertainment officially went live today.
Shawn Layden, the President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, explained that this changeover won’t mean much for gamers in the short term, but it will mean everything in the long run:
The formation of SIE will allow us to forge a unified PlayStation organization that can adapt more quickly to meet the needs of the gaming community, innovate with digital services like PlayStation Vue and PlayStation Now, and — above all else — drive consistent and constant innovation in the dynamic medium of videogames. You’re already seeing the early fruits of that effort with PlayStation VR, and the work will continue across a number of fronts.
Our full integration won’t happen overnight. But the work is well underway and I’m delighted to report that we are tracking ahead of schedule.
Layden is also a Chairman of Worldwide Studios, where he’ll be “supporting our excellent first party game development teams” and working with Shuhei Yoshida, Scott Rohde, Michael Denny, and Allan Becker. “I am committed to building upon our strong heritage to deliver ever more innovative and epic titles,” he said, mentioning Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, and all of the VR titles they have in development.
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— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) March 31, 2016
Layden finished up by thanking fans for their dedication, adding, “The future is surely bright.”
[Source: PS Blog]