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Sony Names Two New PlayStation CEOs to Succeed Jim Ryan

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced two new PlayStation CEOs to succeed former boss Jim Ryan as the leaders of the division. Responsibilities will be split between Hermen Hulst, formerly the head of PlayStation Studios and Guerrilla Games and Hideaki Nishino, formerly SVP of SIE’s Platform Experience Group.

Hermen Hulst confirmed the news on his social media account that he will now co-lead PlayStation as one of two CEOs at the company to become the CEO of the new Studio Business Group. Essentially, Hulst will be responsible for all PlayStation game content going forward as well as bringing franchises to other mediums in the entertainment industry like movies and television.

Meanwhile, Hideaki Nishino will be appointed CEO of SIE’s Platform Business Group, overlooking technology, products, services and platform experiences including third party publisher and developer relations and sales/marketing of hardware, services and peripherals.

Former PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan officially stepped down from his role and retired in March 2024, leaving the position open. It looks like Sony is now charging forward with joint CEOs which could be a risky move but one that might also bring greater focus to each individual’s responsibilities.

Ryan stepped down after seeing the launch of the PS5, though he was criticised in the past for making calls that didn’t sit well with studios – including leaning the company towards live service games when PlayStation has been known for its stronger single-player offerings. He also made some bizarre comments about abortion back in May 2022 which apparently upset a lot of staff.

It will be interesting to see how Hulst and Nishino shape the future of PlayStation.

Source: Hermen Hulst

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