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PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan to retire – GamesIndustry.biz

Jim Ryan, PlayStation’s CEO since 2019, is set to retire in March 2024. Ryan, who oversaw SIE during the pandemic and the release of PlayStation 5, stated, “I feel more optimistic than ever about the future of SIE.” Hiroki Totoki, the Sony Group Corporation President, will stand as interim president during the transition.

Couter-Strike 2 is now available, replacing CS:GO – Polygon.com

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s free upgrade to Counter-Strike 2 is releasing this week. Players will be able to preserve all items from CS:GO as they embrace the “largest technical leap in Counter-Strike’s history.”

Sega cancels live-service shooter Hyenas – TheVerge.com

Sega is canceling some of their in-development projects, including their live-service shooter Hyenas. The fallout from this project reduction will include Sega’s developer, Creative Assembly, reassessing workforce needs and possibly downsizing staff.

Epic laying off more than 800 – GamesIndustry.biz

As players migrate to third-party creator content, Epic makes structural changes to reach financial sustainability, including laying off over 800 members of their workforce. Epic makes additional changes by selling off Bandcamp to Songtradr and spinning off SuperAwesome into their own company.