Well, everyone moves on eventually, right?

Former Sr. Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein is leaving the PlayStation family. As announced over at the PlayStation Blog , Rubenstein has now officially departed SCEA, although he says it isn't "really appropriate" to discuss where he's going next.

Rubenstein helped push the Blog and the PlayStation name; the PS Blog has become "one of the most influential blogs in the world," and now, PlayStation has the largest Twitter following in the industry (and in the top 10 worldwide), and a Facebook page that has the 8th most number of fans. Since becoming Media Manager in 2007, Rubenstein has become a familiar face at various trade events, including TGS, Gamescom, E3, PAX, Comic-Con, etc. Now, he's going back to being a regular video game fan, just like you guys:

"I’m actually looking forward to jumping back over to the fan side of the fence. Working through my massive backlog of games (starting with The Unfinished Swan this weekend). Buying The Last of Us at a midnight launch. Actually being surprised at E3.

It’ll be a big adjustment for me — but not for you. Perhaps the most important thing I’ve done here at PlayStation is surround myself with people more talented (if not better looking) than myself. Sid, Rey, and Justin are the reasons PlayStation.Blog is as informative, entertaining, and influential as it is. None of that will change when I walk out the door this afternoon. And I guess that’s why I’m at peace with moving on; my work here is well and truly done."

See ya, Jeff. We imagine Sony has been a launching pad for your career, so I'm sure you've landed quite the opportunity. …just so long as it isn't with Microsoft. I mean…come on.

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sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
9 years ago

Very cool guy. Met him at one of the meetups and he was just so passionate about gaming. Good luck Jeff wherever this may take you.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

A job well done! I would feel gross being a social media director, especially when Sony is in such dire need of basic advertising logic.

Though I should warn him no matter who you are or what side of the fence you are on, there are no more surprises at E3.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

He's going to be missed, it's not going to be the same without Jeff on the Blogcast. :/

Good luck Jeff with whatever you do in the future.

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

I'm disappointed actually. I listen to the blog every week. Makes my friday commute fun. I guess that explains why there wasn't a blogcast this week.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Jeff Rubenstein is a class act and a good guy. I hope the best for him. He's a very devout Philadelphia Eagles fan, BTW.


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Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

I'm quite sure he also has a clause in his contract that prevents him from working for a competitor for X number of years. I suspect he's moving into the media.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Speaking of the Playstation blog, weren't they supposed to release details of PS Plus for Vita this week?!?

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
9 years ago

Yes they were. Most likely on Monday like their normal ps plus update they do. At least I hope they do.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

Seeing how Sony likes to wait till the last minute it'll probably be announced at the end of the month like when Vita finally got PSOne support. "Oh it'll be out this summer" which meant almost last day of summer to Sony.

Being a Plus member though I really hope it's announced this Monday and I hope it just blows people away.