09/3/2021 5:12 pm
Two years ago, Shawn layden, formerly the leader of Sony Worldwide Studios, abruptly left the company. Layden He only said goodbye with a tweet, and fans have speculated on the real reason for his departure ever since. Talking with Bloomberg, the executive finally explained why he left.
In the own words of Layden:
“It is a job for someone young. I felt that this was the right moment to put an end to my legacy. I felt like it was a good time to step out and allow a new generation to bring the PlayStation 5 to market. I saw the opportunity and decided to take it. Could not be happier.”
Layden said the successful launches of Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War They allowed the executive to feel comfortable with the work he had done within the company, and that there was no better time than now to leave his legacy behind.
Despite dating two years ago, many fans still consider Layden part of PlayStation, to the point that your account Twitter a complaint box has been converted for when the community is not happy with a product or company announcement.