Sony is losing one the most important architects behind its PlayStation consoles. According to the company, Bloomberg News Masayasu Ito, who was responsible for the development of both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, will be leaving Sony on October 1. Ito joined Sony in 1986 and started with the development in-car audio equipment in the first years.
In 2000, he was transferred to the console section. Since then, he has been involved in the development of all Sony’s PlayStation products, including the PS Portable, the PS4 Pro, and many other models. He was eventually appointed Executive Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Operation and the representative director of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony didn’t give any details about Ito’s departure in its announcement. Bloomberg The 60-year-old executive has decided to retire.
In interviews and other public appearances regarding the PlayStation, he has represented Sony for the past 20 years. He spoke to Engadget He spoke about the PlayStation Eye camera on the PS4 in 2013, and also revealed that Vita TV was being released outside Japan in 2013. He was also the one to announce that Project Morpheus would become the PlayStation VR at Tokyo Game Show 2015
Ito posted a teardown on the PS5 in 2009 on the PlayStation blog. Ito stated that Sony needed to make a “generational leap” in performance for the next generation of its consoles and ensure that all components work together. To reduce noise levels and improve cooling, the console needed to be more efficient. “In this teardown of the PS5 console console, you’ll be able to see our thoughtfully integrated technology,” he wrote.