It has been revealed that Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment will be merging to create an all new company called Sony Interactive Entertainment.
This new company will begin functioning from the 1st of April 2016 and will place the software, hardware and network divisions of Sony into one company. The company will have its headquarters in San Mateo, California. At the helm of this new company will be President and Global CEO Andrew House, who had the following to say about the new company and the merger.
“By integrating the strengths of PlayStation’s hardware, software, content and network operations, SIE will become an even stronger entity, with a clear objective to further accelerate the growth of the PlayStation business. Along with our business partners, SIE will develop pioneering services and products that will continue to inspire consumers’ imaginations and lead the market.”
There is no doubt that more information regarding the effect of this move on the PlayStation brand will be revealed in the future.