After 27 years with Sony, the man behind the massively successful launch of the PS4 has decided to step down as the president of PlayStation.
House has been with the brand for nearly 30 years, helping launch the original PlayStation in 1995, since then he has been at the front the brand. In 2011, House became the brand President and lead the brand up until recently, including the launch of the PSVR and PS4 Pro.
I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve built with PlayStation and Sony Interactive Entertainment: entertaining millions globally with the best in games and creating a fully fledged digital entertainment company. PlayStation has been a huge part of my life for more than 20 years but with the business having achieved record-breaking success, now seemed to be the right time for me to pursue new challenges. I shall always treasure the friendships and people that have made SIE such a wonderful place to work. I’m also grateful to PlayStation fans and gamers around the world for their loyalty and support. John and the team at SIE are world-class and I know the future of PlayStation is very bright,” said Mr. House.
Succeeding House is John Kodera, current Deputy President. Andrew House will stay on as chairman until the end of the year, after that he will seek new adventures elsewhere.
This man has been an influential part of the video game world for over 20 years, he’s seen the highs and lows of the industry and helped created a juggernaut with the PlayStation brand. I am excited to see what he has planned, whatever it is, I hope it’s something exciting for him.
Read the corporate release here.