Shuhei Yoshida, head of all things indie development at PlayStation Studios, has revealed that he’ll be hosting the PlayStation Indies Initiative session at the Asia Pacific Games Summit on January 20, 2022.
In addition, Atsushi Inaba, the newly-appointed CEO of PlatinumGames, will be hosting a session on January 21 known as SOL CRESTA and the Future of PlatinumGames, where he’ll joined by Hideki Kamiya.
Yoshida-san has a long-standing history with PlayStation, having joined the project for what became the PSOne back in 1993, and served as Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Vice President from April 2000. He was then appointed Senior Vice President of SCE Worldwide Studios USA in 2007, and became President of SCE Worldwide Studios the following May.
He was instrumental during the launch efforts with the PS4, and became on the main public figures for Sony while promoting the console and interacting with the community on social media. In November 2019, he stepped down as president and was replaced by Guerrilla Games’ Hermen Hulst.