Sony’s Phil Harrison resigns

Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) has announced his resignation from the company, and will make his departure on February 29.

Harrison joined Sony Electronics Publishing Ltd (later Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) in 1992, and subsequently went on to play an integral role in the launch of four PlayStation platforms, in addition to his duties in building key relationships with a variety of industry publishers and developers across the globe.

It has been confirmed the current President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), Kazuo Hirai, will assume responsibilities of Sony Worldwide Studios following Harrison’s departure.

“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,” Hirai commented.

“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.”

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

Harrison’s future plans are currently unknown at this point.