President and CEO of SCEE, Jim Ryan, has taken to the PlayStation Blog this morning to announce the formation of a brand new Sony company. He started by announcing that he was happy to reveal what will be powering the next 20 years of PlayStation innovation, before stating:
We are announcing the formation of a new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE) that will serve as the headquarters for everything PlayStation. This new company, headquartered out of the United States in San Mateo, California, joins the forces of both Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment LLC, combining the strengths and talents of both companies.
The combination of both of the aforementioned companies should serve to create an even stronger PlayStation with more scope that ever before. Interestingly he moves on to say there will be ‘an even bigger emphasis on developing pioneering platforms like PS4 and PlayStation VR.’ While you probably wouldn’t expect to see PS3 mentioned in that sentence it is sad to see no mention of the Vita, but obviously Sony wants to concentrate on the PS4, which is already a strong platform, and PSVR, which is shaping up to be a promising piece of tech.
He finished up by stating that this move is a ‘renewed commitment to making PlayStation the best place to play’ and thanked everyone for joining Sony on this next step in PlayStation history. We don’t know about you, but it brought a tear to our eyes
Conor is Pure PlayStation’s resident Irishman. Naturally that means he’s constantly slurring his words and turning up stinking of Guiness with a potato in his pocket. It’s not all bad though, because Conor is also a PlayStation nut. When he’s not doing his best Father Jack impression (Father Ted, watch it) he’s got a DualShock 4 in his hand and a Vita in the other. Yeah, we don’t know how he manages it either.