Former Sony exec, Phil Harrison, joins Infogrames
A little over a week ago, former long-time SCE worldwide executive Phil Harrison, announced his resignation from the company he helped bring up, and today, he has announced he will be hoping to right a new ship.
After a week of speculation, Harrison announced today that he will be officially joining Infogrames, the parent company of the Atari Group. His new position will have him reporting to newly appointed CEO David Gardner, and Harrison will have the position of "Directeur Général Délégué." The company released a statement commenting on the union of two strong figures in gaming saying that the two will, "form the basis of a transformational leadership team at Infogrames that will grow the Atari brand into a leading online game company."
"This is the perfect time to join Infogrames and help shape the future of Atari - one of the industry's legendary brands," Harrison said in the release. "As the game business moves rapidly online I believe we have an outstanding opportunity to create amazing network game and community experiences for players the world over."
Having extensive experience at Sony, Harrison will oversee the studios and content development for the company and be in charge of boosting the group's publishing activities; he will also have a seat on the company's board of directors.