Phil Harrison is standing down as President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. Kaz Hirai (President of SCEI) will assume control of SCEWW after Phil moves on, which is as soon as 29th February.
In the official press release, Phil says:
"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."
SCEE are not commenting any further on the departure of Phil Harrison but we understand that he will not be away from the gaming industry for long and that he plans to return soon.
PS3 Attitude would like to extend their thanks to Phil for his hard work in helping push the PlayStation 3 forward to where it is today. We know he was always very good at all that big corporate stuff, but frankly we'll always just be in awe of his Motorstorm driving skills ("behind-the-car view is for wimps") and hope he comes back to the fray soon - just as long as he doesn't go work for Nintendo or MS!
[UPDATE] The only company 'on the move' at the moment is Atari courtesy of a new CEO who wants to revitalise the brand. We're going to stick our necks out and say that Phil is going to end up there in the near future.
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