Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that Kazuo Hirai will be stepping down as Representative Director and Chairman. He will remain on the company board in a part-time capacity.
View Sony Computer Entertainment's new appoints briefing here.
Hirai is still President and CEO of Sony Corporation as a whole, a position he assumed on April 1 of this year. However, his departure from Sony Computer Entertainment's executive branch is notable, as Hirai rose the ranks of Sony through SCE and its international subsidiaries.