PlayStation 4 and 5 designer retired – Games – News

Masayasu Ito, Executive Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will retire on October 1. The 60-year-old CEO led the development of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PSVR glasses, among other things. He has worked for Sony for 36 years.

Sony confirms Bloomberg Which Ito has stopped working because of his age. Sony Interactive Entertainment, or SIE, has appointed a successor to Ito. First Vice President Lin Tao to take office Company Reports.

Ito joined Sony in 1986. He then designed audio equipment for cars. In 2000, Ito joined SIE, which is responsible for developing PlayStation consoles. Eight years later, he became the head of the hardware department at SIE. There he helped develop the PlayStation 4, roughly by March 2022 117 million copies have been delivered.

Ito also contributed to the PlayStation 5. Development of the console began in 2015 and appeared on the market in 2020. Prior to the console’s release, Ito offered PS5 hardware in teardown. Two other major projects the CEO has been involved in are PlayStation 4 Pro, which is a more powerful version of PS4, and PSVR glasses. Both were released in 2016.

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