Sony has announced via their official PlayStation Twitter account that Shawn Layden will be departing Sony Interactive Entertainment. Layden’s career at Sony began in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan. He spent years rising through the ranks of the company and eventually became President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan in October 2007. Shawn Layden has served as Chairman of Sony Worldwide Studios since 2014, overseeing most of the entire PS4 generation. Lastly, he was a prominent spokesperson for Sony at various E3 conferences as well.

We wish Shawn Layden the best of luck in his future endeavors. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for more of the latest gaming news!

Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: