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Ex-Sony boss Shawn Layden joins Tencent Games as strategic advisor

Shawn Layden

Ex-Sony Interactive Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn Layden has turned up at none other than Chinese giant Tencent Games.

“I am delighted to share that I have recently joined Tencent Games as a strategic advisor,” Layden said in a new LinkedIn post.

He added, “In this new role, I hope to advise, assist, and support the team at Tencent as they deepen their activities and commitments within the industry to which I’ve devoted the majority of my career. We are at an epoch defining moment in gaming and interactive entertainment. There are many possible roads ahead but only a few are profound, broadening, inclusive, edifying, inspiring, and/or sustainable. I am thrilled to continue this journey of discovery and thank Tencent for the opportunity.”

Shawn Layden left Sony Interactive Entertainment back in 2019 and hasn’t publicly taken a full new role since.

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