Shawn Layden has been one of the most popular Play station executives in the company’s history, and with good reason, as he has helped the platform achieve the level of success it currently enjoys, although his departure has remained a mystery in the two years since he left, until he discussed exactly why in an interview with Bloomberg.
Layden explains in the interview why he left, citing a sense of burnout not just within his position, but with the industry as a whole. Once god of war and Horizon Zero Dawn when big hits got out of hand, Layden saw his chance to go out on a high note and grabbed it.
“It is a youth activity. I felt: this is a good time to put the pin in my legacy. A great moment to step up and let a new generation bring the PlayStation 5 to the market.”
As for how he feels two years later, Layden “couldn’t be happier” so he clearly made the right move for himself.
Source – [Bloomberg]