Its not just studios being hoovered up
Shawn Layden, a former PlayStation executive, has announced that he has joined Tencent, a Chinese business, in a new strategic advisor role. Layden has previously announced his new role on LinkedIn.
According to Layden, his new role will see him advise, assist, and support Tencent''s employees as they strengthen their duties and commitments within the organization to which I''ve dedicated the majority of my career.
Forty years of adventure and gaming await, thanks to Layden. There are many paths ahead, but only a few are profound, broadening, inclusive, edifying, inspiring, and sustainable. This journey of discovery is fantastic. I am grateful to Tencent for the opportunity.
Layden has held several high-profile positions in PlayStation, including President and CEO of the industry giants operations in the United States. He previously served as chairman of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, a position Layden left in 2019, citing fears about burnout.
Tencent has been in gamings headlines with huge frequency, having made an aggressive effort to expand its portfolio of developers and publishers, while also expanding its operations further into western territories, without doubt Layden''s global experience will assist Tencent in its endeavors.
Tencent purchased a 30% share in FromSoftware founders Kadokawa Group, which has also been established in a partnership with Ubisoft''s founders.