PlayStation’s longtime hardware architect will soon be retiring from Sony.
60-year-old Masayasu Ito, executive vice president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will leave the company on 1 October. Ito joined the Tokyo-based company in 1986, working on in-car audio equipment before moving to the console division in 2000. He led the engineering of the PlayStation 4, which sold over 11 million units, as well as the PlayStation 5.
“Our team values a well thought out, beautifully designed architecture,” Ito wrote in a blog post. “Inside the console is an internal structure looking neat and tidy.”
Despite retiring from Sony Interactive Entertainment, he will remain with the Sony Group under their mobility division, which deals with electric vehicles.