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Former PlayStation Boss Jack Tretton Will Return on Spike TV

Posted by Sammy Barker

Appearing as press conference pundit

If you’re suffering from Jack Tretton withdrawal symptoms, worry not – the former PlayStation president will put in an appearance at E3, after all. After a slew of memorable interviews with GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley, the duo will be teaming up one more time for this year’s Spike TV coverage of the big show. The veteran executive will work as a ‘special correspondent’, meaning that he’ll provide insight on Sony, Ubisoft, EA, and – incredibly – Microsoft’s pressers as they unfold.

Since I dropped the mic last year on Spike TV, I thought that it was only appropriate to pick it back up for E3 this year,” the big man said in a statement. “I've been to every E3, but this year I'm excited to see the show through a different lens with the team at Spike TV. I'll be watching the news and announcements unfold alongside the fans and the rest of the industry, and I can't wait to see the new games that everyone is bringing to the table.”

Of course, we suspect that he may already have an inkling about what Sony’s going to show, seeing as he only concluded his epic tenure at PlayStation a couple of months ago. It’s going to be particularly interesting to see what he has to say about the competition, given that he’s always been sitting in one format’s camp. Whatever insight he has to share, we’re sure that the sports-like punditry will be delightfully over-the-top as always. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

[via twitter.com, kotaku.co.uk]

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User Comments (7)

SimonAdebisi

#2

SimonAdebisi said:

CEO punditry, that's a new one on me. Good for him the little rascal. I wonder if he'll be able to refrain from any veiled passive aggressive digs at MS. It might be more interesting to hear what he has to say about PS now he's jumped ship.

Tasuki

#3

Tasuki said:

I still loved his presentation last year. They way he stuck it to MS about the DRM and the always online. His presentation is probably the main factor a PS4 sits under my TV instead of an Xbox One.

Will be interesting to see what he has to say this year now though that he is neutral.

ShogunRokAdmin

#4

ShogunRok said:

"Well Geoff, I really think Nintendo hit it out of the park this year, I'd give them an A+."

Demi_God

#7

Demi_God said:

In some article he said he had mixed feelings on leaving Sony. It really doesn't matter to me though, I never understood how people could dislike the guy and then after two E3 events they all of a sudden like him. Even more so after the MS bash, which was funny. I still don't like the guy.

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