Adam Boyes, the vice president of publisher and developer relations at PlayStation, has left the company. Boyes announced his departure from Sony on an episode of the PlayStation Blogcast and on Twitter today.
Boyes says he’s leaving the PlayStation company, where he worked closely with third-party publishers and developers to bring their games to Sony’s console, to return to game development.
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
He later specified that he was going to work at an independent developer.
Boyes joined Sony in 2012. He was a prominent figure at the company, appearing onstage at the company’s E3 and PlayStation Experience press conferences. At last year’s E3, he announced that Shenmue 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake were coming to PlayStation 4.
PlayStation gamers will likely recognize Boyes from Sony’s biting instructional video from 2013 that explained how to share used games on PS4.
Prior to joining Sony, Boyes worked at EA Canada, Midway and Capcom. He also formed production company Beefy Media.