Jack Tretton, a distinguished former Sony who has made a decisive contribution to the birth and success of PlayStation, is about to return to the world of strong video games of a fund of $225 million.
Former Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment America leads, along with Bruce Hack (former CEO of Vivendi Games and Activision Blizzard Vice Chairman), a company called PowerUp Acquisi According to what can be read in a prospectus registered on Wednesday at the Securities and Exchange Commission, PowerUp intends to acquire a company specializing in interactive media and active in the video game business, although it does not exclude any acquisitions in other areas.
Jack Tretton, remember, joined Sony in 1995 and immediately joined the team that created the first PlayStation. During his stay he participated in the development of all Sony consoles and laptops. In 2006, he was promoted to President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America by taking the place of Kazuo Hirai, who was also promoted to President and COO of Sony Computer Entertainment. In March 2014, he left Sony after a mutual agreement not to renew the contract, being replaced by Shaw Layden. Since then, he has been part of the Advisory Board of Genotaur, a San Francisco start-up specializing in artificial intelligence, and the Advisory Board of LifeApps Digital Media, a publisher that