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Published on February 25th, 2008 | by Daniel David

Phil Harrison Leaves Sony

Phil Harrison was the head of Sony Worldwide Studios for for 15 years and on February 29 Harrison will say goodbye to Sony.

Harrison overseen many of Sony’s projects like the EyeToy, SingStar and soon to be released this year Playstation Home.

Kaz Hirai, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment International will take over Harrison role. Hirai has said:

As one of the founding members of SCE, Phil played a key role in the development and growth of the PlayStation business and our industry.

It is sad to see him departing from SCE, but I wish to express my gratitude for his many invaluable contributions and also wish Phil the very best of luck in his future endeavors.

Harrison has said how grateful he was to have been involved with Sony all this years:

The past 15 years at Sony Computer Entertainment has been the defining journey of my life so far.

I am grateful to all the PlayStation family for their incredible support, guidance and friendship. It has been a privilege to serve as part of the team and be inspired by them on a daily basis.

I am so proud of everything PlayStation has achieved and will continue to support its future in every way I can.

Rumor has it that Harrison might make his way to Infogrames. Either way we would like to wish Phil Harrison the best and without him the Playstation brand wouldn’t be what it is today.

Source: GamesIndustry


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