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Peter Molyneux’s Replacement At Microsoft Game Studios Is Phil Harrison

0 report (registration required) that Phil Harrison, formerly of Sony Computer Entertainment, is joining Microsoft as the head of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, the post held by Peter Molyneux, who recently announced his departure from the company.


While at Sony, Harrison was well recognized as one of Sony Computer Entertainment’s public faces, in part due to his visible enthusiasm for the PlayStation brand. GamesIndustry cite “several sources” in their report, and add that Microsoft are expected to make a public announcement later today.


In the few years between his tenure at Sony and his new position at Microsoft, Harrison served on the board of Atari, as part of an effort to revitalize the company’s business. Last year, he also joined the advisory board for cloud gaming service, Gaikai.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.