'Father of PlayStation' to retire in June

The man who birthed PlayStation and its sucessors, Ken Kutaragi will retire from his position on June 19.

He'll 'pass onthe torch' (Sony's words, not ours) to Kazuo Hirai who now becomes Mr.PlayStation -or to use his official title, President and Group COO, SCEI. Congratulations, Kazuo.

Kutaragi, who will now take a back seat role as a technology advisor,had this to say:

"I am happy to graduate from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. after introducing four platforms to the PlayStation family. It has been an exciting experience to change the world of computer entertainment by marrying cutting edge technologies with creative minds from all over the world. I’m looking forward to building on this vision in my next endeavors."

April 26, 2007