Adam Boyes has announced that he is parting ways with Sony Interactive Entertainment. The third-party relations vice president of PlayStation previously worked in the gaming industry before joining Sony in April 2012, and says that the move is motivated by his desire to go back to his roots.
After an incredible journey here at PlayStation, I've made the very hard decision to return to the world of game development!
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) July 8, 2016
Boyes appeared in a PlayStation Blogcast, and underlined how excited he is about returning to making games.
"That's the next chapter of Adam's story: Making games," he notes.
Boyes was one frequent guest at press conferences Sony held during E3 events. During last year's E3, he announced that Sony was working on bringing titles Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Shenmue 3 to PlayStation 4. In the meanwhile, Shenmue 3 became the most funded game in Kickstarter history.
Some time ago, Boyes even shared video time with Sony's global leader Shuhei Yoshida. The two shot a humorous clip where they showcased how straightforward it is to share PlayStation 4 games. For good measure, they compared the process with the much more laborious game sharing plans from the original Xbox One.
In another tweet, Boyes calls his time with the company as having been an "amazing experience." He continues by sending his thanks to the PlayStation Nation fans and promises that in the following week he will wrap up his work at PlayStation and start out in search of his new adventure.
In the Blogcast, Boyes made a few more notes about his wonderful time with PlayStation.
"I've been here for over four years and had an incredible, incredible experience here," he points out.
Boyes explains that being with Sony was the longest time he ever spent at one employer, but notes that it is time for him to go back to crafting games. In the statement, he underlines that he's looking forward to his next career step, but the decision was not an easy one to make.
Boyes even referred to his decision of leaving PlayStation behind as "super difficult."
As you would expect, Boyes' wife questioned his decision to leave what most would call a "dream job." He suggested that one of the reasons for the change is that there is a certain excitement in the game development world that he is currently missing.
"Seeing all the people out there doing great things and putting caution to the wind is pretty exciting," he observes.
Boyes made no official announcement about his upcoming workplace. Should we find out more on the topic, we will make sure to keep you posted.