In some industry news today, Sony has announced PlayStation boss Jim Ryan will be retiring from his role in March next year.
In response to this news, the head of Xbox Phil Spencer has now issued a message on social media thanking Ryan for his efforts within the video game industry over the past 30 years and describing him as a "fierce leader" for PlayStation. Here it is in full:
Phil Spencer: "Jim Ryan has been a great contributor to our industry and a fierce leader for PlayStation. I wish him the best in what he does next. Thank you for all you’ve done for the community over the last 30 years, Jim"
Hiroki Totoki will take up an interim position as Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, where he'll work closely with Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida to find a full-time SIE CEO successor. You can learn more about all of this on our sibling website Push Square.