Microsoft has confirmed that Phil Harrison who has worked with Sony, Atari and London Venture Partners that he will be taking over the position left vacant by game designer Peter Molyneux.
He will be taking over as head of Microsoft Game Studios Europe and will oversee operations of Lionhead Studios, Soho Productions and Rare Ltd.
“I am excited to be joining the senior team at Microsoft at a pivotal time for our industry,” said Harrison. “I am really impressed with the company’s long-term vision for growing the market for interactive entertainment globally and also with the incredible wealth of talent, technology and resources the company has available to succeed.”
Last week, Peter Molyneux announced that he will be leaving his position at Microsoft to start his own independent studio.