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Shawn Layden is departing Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment Studios chairman Shawn Layden is leaving Sony after thirty years with the company.

Shawn Layden's tenure at Sony Interactive Entertainment is coming to an end.

The now former SIE Studios chairman's departure was announced by the official PlayStation Twitter account, ending a tenure at the company that began in its communications department in 1987. 

In recent years, Layden has become a notable spokesperson for the company's gaming arm, most recently defending the company's decision to quit E3 and explaining why the company may support games on non-PlayStation platforms.

Layden has not yet announced where he'll be headed next. 

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