PlayStation Executive Behind PS Plus Moving Roles
Tsuyoshi Kodera, who helped to start many of PlayStation's online services, will be moving to a different role within Sony at the beginning of April.
A veteran PlayStation executive is stepping down soon. Tsuyoshi Kodera, who helped pioneer PlayStation's online services, is leaving his position with PlayStation at the end of this fiscal year, which will be on March 31.
VGC reports that Kodera will move to a different role within Sony starting on April 1. The company has not announced Kodera's replacement, or what his new role will be.
Kodera has been with Sony for decades and first joined SIE in 2010. He helped to launch the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus and Now services, along with the PlayStation Video and Music operations. He was made deputy president of PlayStation in 2016, and then briefly served as CEO and president between the tenures of Andrew House and Jim Ryan.
PlayStation Plus has offered a rotating selection of monthly games. It recently evolved with the PS5, as the benefits now include the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of highly-rated PS4 games available to PS5 owners.
Ryan has been president since early 2019, and he saw the company through the launch of the PS5. Most recently he addressed PlayStation VR, saying that the future of VR may still be years away. That doesn't suggest a heavy pipeline of support for PSVR, which is supported across both PS4 and PS5 with an install base of 5 million users.