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Sony’s PlayStation Architect to Retire After Decades at SIE

  • Ito joined Sony in 1986 and moved to console team in 2000
  • He led engineering on PlayStation 4 and 5 console platforms
The Sony PlayStation 5.

The Sony PlayStation 5.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg
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Sony Group Corp.’s PlayStation unit is set to lose its longtime hardware architect Masayasu Ito, who will retire at the end of this month.

The 60-year-old executive vice president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the arm responsible for PlayStation and Sony’s other gaming initiatives, will depart the company on Oct. 1, Sony told Bloomberg News Tuesday. He will have a mobility related assignment at Sony Group from October and also continue to support SIE’s Platform Experience Group in an executive adviser until March 2023.