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Sony America loses Steinberg and Dyer

Thu 01 Dec 2011 7:43am GMT / 2:43am EST / 11:43pm PST
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No immediate replacements for marketing and publishing execs; Dyer to join social firm Zynga

Sony Computer Entertainment America has lost two senior executives ahead of the launch of PlayStation Vita.

Vice president of marketing Scott Steinberg, a regular at press events and front person for the company in media interviews, has resigned from his position, according to our sister site IndustryGamers.

And Rob Dyer, previously senior vice president for publisher relations has also left the company, to join social gaming firm Zynga as head of partner publishing.

Sony has no immediate replacements for either positions. The departures come following the stepping down of another Sony veteran, Peter Dille, who quit the company back in October.

Sony is due to launch its latest console, the PlayStation Vita handheld, in February.

9 Comments

Richard Hill-Whittall Director, Icon Games

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Hopefully this will lead to a more small developer/publisher friendly and open-minded SCEA.

Posted:2 years ago

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Gary Kinnsch Vice President of Sales, 505 Games

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Best wishes to Rob and Scott!

Posted:2 years ago

#2
Zynga - maybe the paygrade is good enough for any form of defection, sod the quality of "monetised games"

Posted:2 years ago

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Dusty Welch CEO and Founder, U4ia Games

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Congrats and enjoy the new world opportunities Rob and Scott....talk soon.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Christopher Charles Test Assocate III, MGS

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Used to work with both of them back at Eidos. We used to call Scott Big Papa Pump. Both are great guys and I had nothing but positive experiences with them.

Posted:2 years ago

#5

Scott Berfield Executive Producer, University of Washington

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Good luck to both. Particularly Scott, who I knew when he was just a sprat :)

Posted:2 years ago

#6

Kelly Flock consultant

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Congratulations to both.

Posted:2 years ago

#7

Patrick Day-Childs Features Writer, Pixel Enemy

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Is Sony becoming a sinking ship?

Posted:2 years ago

#8

Nick Parker Consultant

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Good luck Rob and enjoy the ride. I met Rob during the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and he was at Crystal Dynamics - nice guy.

Posted:2 years ago

#9

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