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PlayStation And Xbox Executive Phil Harrison Lands At Google

by Imran Khan on Jan 22, 2018 at 07:19 PM

Phil Harrison, former executive of Sony, Microsoft, and others has announced that he has accepted a position as vice president and general manager.

Harrison, whose resume includes corporate vice president of Microsoft and vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, is well known as one of the most well-traveled veterans of the gaming industry. After leaving Microsoft Game Studio in 2015, Harrison has found himself at Google.

“Excited to be able to share that today I’ve started a new role as Vice President and GM of Google - and relocating (back) to California,” Harrison tweeted. Harrison was located in California during his role as president of SCE Worldwide Studios.

Google has not officially announced Harrison's role within the company, suggesting they are not ready to unveil what he is working on. Considering his experience in the gaming industry, Harrison heading up an initiative related to gaming would make a lot of sense within Google.


Our Take
In his time in the gaming industry, Harrison has worked for nearly every major manufacturer. Part of me was kind of hoping he would land at Nintendo to just finish the circle.