A year on from announcing his retirement as Sony boss, former PlayStation head honcho Kaz Hirai is now leaving the company for good. Mostly.

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Since stepping down as CEO, Hirai has remained at Sony in an advisory role as director and chairman - roles he will, in June, give up too.

Hirai leaves behind a 35-year legacy, and departs the company while it is in rude health. So, what will he be doing in his retirement?

You guessed it - he'll still be an advisor to Sony, should his services be called upon. In a statement today, Hirai's replacement as Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said:

"While he will be retiring from both Chairman and our Board of Directors, we look forward to his continuing high-level support to Sony's management that encompasses a breadth of diverse businesses."

We looked back at Kaz's time at Sony and PlayStation last year - from the memes, to the infamous PSN hack apology, to the time he said Ridge Racer. It's been a wild ride.

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