In a press release Microsoft said the former Sony executive has joined the Interactive Entertainment Business leadership team as corporate vice president “with an emphasis on growing the division’s European business”. He will take over the recently departed Peter Molyneux.
He’ll bring his experience in the mobile and social space to bear in his new role. And, expect him to grow Xbox’s development efforts in Europe, including overseeing developer Lionhead Studios, Soho Productions and Rare. Phil Spencer, corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios added some comments that seemed to show the company was very pleased to have Harrison on their team.
“Phil is one of video gaming’s true visionaries, and his experience overseeing global studios and deep industry relationships make him the ideal person to lead our European efforts. Under his leadership, we look forward to continuing cultivating the best talent and growing our business in the region.”he said.
Will we see Mr. Harrison at the Microsoft E3 showing in June?