Masayasu Ito has decided to step down from his role as representative director and deputy president at Sony Interactive Entertainment due to age restrictions.
Masayasu Ito has decided to leave Sony Interactive Entertainment and his role as representative director and deputy president starting from October 1, 2022, thus bringing about an important change in the company’s top management.
To cover his role there will therefore be Lin Tao , who will cover the same roles as Ito.
According to what Bloomberg reported, which would have received confirmation from internal sources and close to the matter, it seems that Masayasu Ito’s retirement is simply due to the desire to retire , due to having reached “retirement age. “, therefore it would be exclusively an abandonment due to age limits, although this seems to be only 57 years old.
Ito worked for about 11 years at Sony Corporation before joining Sony Interactive Entertainment in April 2008, overseeing the hardware engineering division and operations of SIE, playing an important role in the planning of PlayStation-related hardware .
In particular, in his role he had a certain weight in the design and development of PlayStation VR and PlayStation 5 , resulting in an important person in the Sony landscape in recent years. Lin Tao will therefore be placed in his place, while Ito will completely leave all his roles within the Sony Group.
At the same time, Kiichiro Urata , the head of the Japan Asia partner development and relations section for Sony Interactive Entertainment, will be promoted to the role of Company Director.