Even if only rarely known through public appearances, the PlayStation business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland has been managed by Uwe Bassendowski for over 20 years. Now he has died unexpectedly at the age of only 60.
As Gameswirtschaft reports, the death of the top manager came quite unexpectedly, but without naming the exact circumstances. In a statement from PlayStation DACH you can know:
“ We are deeply shocked by the news that a beloved member of our PlayStation family, Uwe Bassendowski, Managing Director DACH & Vice President of Central & Eastern Europe, has unfortunately passed away. For those of us who were lucky enough to know Uwe, his loss is profound. We will miss him dearly, and our prayers and condolences go to his entire family. We appreciate every support in this difficult time. “
As mentioned, Uwe Bassendowski has headed the business of Sony Interactive Entertainment Deutschland GmbH since 1999, including the market launch of various PlayStation consoles, blockbusters and franchises, such as God of War, The Last of Us, Great tourism, Uncharted or Horizon.