Simon Benson is the Director of the Immersive Technology Group within Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) and is a founder member of the PlayStation®VR project team.
Simon began his career as a simulation engineer, creating advanced military flight simulators and Formula 1™ motor racing simulators. He later joined Sony Computer Entertainment where he worked initially in game development on PlayStation®2 titles such as the World Rally Championship series. Other early career highlights included producing PlayStation®3 launch titles such as MotorStorm™.
Simon has been with SCE for close on 16 years. In his current role, he heads up a team of specialists, researching and developing new technologies to bring high levels of immersion to PlayStation®. Simon’s team have been heavily involved in the development of PlayStation®VR hardware and system integration from inception. Part of their role involves advising developers on best practices for the creation of VR content.