In a surprising turn of events, Phil Harrison has stepped down from his position as President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. It is has been reported that Kaz Hirai will assume that role, in addition to his current responsibilities. After his infamous speech at GDC 07 revealing Playstation Home and Little Big Planet , I really started to like the guy. Harrison had this to say:
“The past 15 years at Sony Computer Entertainment has been the defining
journey of my life so far,” said Phil Harrison. “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.”
The rumor is that he will go to Atari. I find that really hard to believe, but then again I didn’t except Phil to leave Sony just when things were turning around them.