PlayStation has hired two new CEOs to replace Jim Ryan

May 14, 2024 by No Comments

It seems that it takes two men to replace one Jim Ryan. Sony announced Both Hermen Hulst and Hideki Nishino will take over as joint CEOs of PlayStation starting June 1, 2024.

Hulst moved from his role as head of PlayStation Studios to the role of CEO of the newly formed Studio Business Group. The Hulst Group is responsible for all of PlayStation’s first-party games as well as PlayStation IP in TV and film. He has been the head of PlayStation Studios since 2019 and is also known as the co-founder of Guerrilla Games, the studio behind the Killzone and Horizon franchises.

“It’s a real privilege to be asked to lead the new studio business group for Sony Interactive,” said Hulst. Advertisement on Twitter. “I’m excited to continue working with incredibly talented teams and studios to deliver unforgettable game and entertainment experiences.”

As for Nishino, he will move into the role of CEO of Platform Business Group. In his new position, he will be responsible for PlayStation console hardware, accessories, technology, the PlayStation Network, and third-party relationships for major publishers and indie studios. Prior to the promotion, Nishino was SVP of Platform Experiences.

“I am honored to be appointed to such an important role alongside Hermen,” Nishino said. “By working more closely together, we can deliver amazing experiences for an ever-expanding audience now and in the future.”

Both Nishino and Hulst will report directly to Sony Interactive Entertainment Chairman Hiroki Totoki. Totoki has been PlayStation’s interim CEO since Ryan’s departure.

“Sony Interactive Entertainment is a dynamic and growing business that delivers exciting entertainment experiences through the connection of content and technology,” said Totoki. “These two leaders will have clear responsibilities and maintain strategic direction focused on deepening engagement with existing PlayStation users and expanding experiences to new audiences.”

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