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    Jack Tretton: PS4 'a great redemption'

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    Jack Tretton, former President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), has spoken for the first time since resigning from his post with the electronics giant back in March.

    Chatting with GI.biz, Tretton, who is now working at Genotaur, described the PlayStation 4 as Sony’s ‘great redemption’ as he reflects on his 19 years with the console maker.

    "I did want to go out on top. I feel really good about where I left PlayStation with PS4 and I wish them the best of luck going forward," said Tretton.

    "I spent 19 years with Sony and enjoyed it very much, but my original plan was three years and it just continued to get extended as the company was successful and I was successful. It just got to the point, especially with the success of PlayStation 4, that I'd done just about everything I could for them and I really wanted an opportunity to be more of a free agent as opposed to being dedicated to one platform and one company.

    "It was really to have an opportunity to branch out into any form of entertainment or consumer products, and specifically in gaming to get more involved in different platforms and get involved in technology. That's where Genotaur came in, which is a great opportunity to work with some incredibly smart people and some great technology that ultimately will create an engine that's going to improve gaming for all platforms and all developers around the world if things go according to plan."

    While admitting that he’s spent little time getting nostalgic over his former job since his resignation, Tretton was able to share a few highlights from his illustrious career.

    The high point was that it was great to be part of establishing the PlayStation brand and really going into a very competitive market with Nintendo and Sega really splitting the market, and Sony having zero shelf space and very limited heritage in gaming to ultimately establishing that brand and bringing them to a leadership position. The most challenging time I think was establishing PlayStation 3 and establishing Blu-ray technology and the financial challenges that went along with the PS3. But that's where PlayStation 4 was such a great redemption. Figuring everything out and making that platform such a success quite frankly contributed to me being more comfortable with getting on to the rest of my career.”










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    Nice to hear he is still happy for Sony,he was with them for a lot of years though, fair play to him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1986 View Post
    Nice to hear he is still happy for Sony,he was with them for a lot of years though, fair play to him!
    Yep. Sounds like he left Sony on his own terms. Very nice to hear.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman1986 View Post
    Nice to hear he is still happy for Sony,he was with them for a lot of years though, fair play to him!
    What surprised me was his original plan was to be there 3yrs.

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    It'll be strange not seeing Jack on stage for Sony at E3 this year. I already miss him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    It'll be strange not seeing Jack on stage for Sony at E3 this year. I already miss him.
    Same here. Kinda feel sorry for this Shawn Layden dude. Big shoes to fill on that stage.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Same here. Kinda feel sorry for this Shawn Layden dude. Big shoes to fill on that stage.
    I dont think anybody can fill those shoes. Jack is the man.

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    Layden has been with Sony for over 29 years (or was it 26?) And has been involved in plenty of wws games. He'll be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    Layden has been with Sony for over 29 years (or was it 26?) And has been involved in plenty of wws games. He'll be ok

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    Let's hope he has the showmanship to match his experience. Be on the lookout for pit stains.
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    I've met Jack a couple of times here in Honolulu at the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii Golf Tournament and have always found him to be super down to earth seems to have a really good work ethic---even with something like Golf (which he isn't the greatest at) he was always asking the pros for advice on how to get better. Definitely best of luck to him in whatever he does--stoked that he's staying in the gaming and entertainment industry.

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    Playstation brand is back..

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    da **** is genotaur? lol. yeah, good luck with that you old senile fart.

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    Love Jack, i'll def miss seeing him as he was one of the reasons of what i loved about Sonys presentation at E3.


    "Redemption", lol, that word i only relate to one thing now. I just pictured Jack on a Horse.... heheheh

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