Tag Archives: Phil Harrison
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Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 21:54 GMT
Microsoft Game Studios is now a “multi-format” studio, according to VP of Interactive Entertainment Business Phil Harrison, who said the firm has more competitors in the marketplace now, than just rival console makers.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 | 13:50 BST
Phil Harrison, Microsoft’s VP of its European Interactive Entertainment Business unit, will provide the opening keynote at the London Games Conference next month.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 20:00 BST
Microsoft executive Phil Harrison has said despite the various non-gaming relating content being added to Xbox 360, the firm is not casting gamers aside.
Mon, Jun 04, 2012 | 15:22 BST
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 | 07:50 GMT
Former PlayStation front-man Phil Harrison has joined Microsoft as head of its European Games Studios following the departure of Peter Molyneux, but Microsoft has insisted he hasn’t replaced the Lionhead legend.
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 | 08:41 BST
Former Sony Worldwide Studios head Phil Harrison had a lot to say at Develop this week, giving hardware cycles and crunch time the flick, and highlighting free to play as the future of the industry.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 14:48 BST
Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans said during a panel at Develop this morning that at one time, Sony wanted the firm’s LittleBigPlanet to launch as a free-to-play title.
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 | 12:09 BST
Develop organisers have announced that the opening keynote of the event, a chat with LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule and ex-SCE WWS head Phil Harrison, will be the main headliner later this month. Harrison, who first brought the company to Sony’s attention, will interview co-founders Alex Evans, Mark Healey and Kareem Ettouney for a session called “Living Inside a Molecule” on July 20.
Develop takes place in Brighton between July 19-21.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 02:36 BST
Phil Harrison, former head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has predicted the death of physical media and said if Apple continues as it is, it “will be the games industry”.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 15:38 BST
Gaikai has announced the appointments of Phil Harrison and Robin Kaminsky to its advisory board.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 | 15:14 GMT
Former Atari and Sony head Phil Harrison has invested in a Finnish developed browser based co-op RPG called Gunshine.
Wed, Nov 24, 2010 | 19:42 GMT
Sony’s former head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, believes Sony has a tough road ahead if its to expect PS3 to match PS2′s record-breaking sales.
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | 11:08 BST
Atari’s announced its founder Nolan Bushnell has rejoined the company on its board of directors.
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | 17:34 BST
Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the Shadow Minister for Culture have each been announced to speak at the London Games Conference on October 27 at BAFTA.
According to the press release, the conference “will tackle the biggest issues facing publishers and developers today: How to strengthen relationships with their playing customers and how to sell products to them in the years ahead through digital distribution.”
“I’m delighted to be speaking to the London Games Conference,” said Shadow Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey. “The games sector is one of the most successful creative industries in the UK, but it has been forgotten by Government. While Canada and France aggressively compete to attract games talent, all UK politicians talk about is video games violence.
“Yet this sector should be a dream for a politician – it recruits people qualified in difficult subjects, like maths and computer science; it’s regional, with clusters all over the country; and it’s successful and world-beating. Government backing for the games sector should be a no-brainer.”
Andy Payne, chair of ELSPA, Phil Harrison, Edge editor Tony Mott and Intent MD Stuart Dinsey are all expected to chair panels during the conference.
Full press release through the break.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 10:06 BST
Phil Harrison’s role as president of Infogrames is done and dusted, Atari said in a statement this morning.
“Because of a shift of business operations to the US, Phil Harrison will move from the role of President to that of non-executive Director of the Group,” said the firm.
“As all Board members, he will continue to assist, support and guide the Company’s strategy.”
We’re saying nothing. More on Kotaku.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 | 09:20 GMT
It’s so on. VG247 has learned this morning that Will Wright, Warren Spector, Neil Young, Rob Pardo and Phil Harrison are all confirmed for Dave Perry’s Luminaries Lunch at GDC next month.
The chat takes place on March 25 at 1.00pm PST.
The addition of Wright and Blzzard boss Pardo to the line-up for 2009′s panel will only add weight to what was dubbed “GDC’s best session” last year by some.
Discussion will be about the future of the industry, new concepts in technology, recent non-gaming related developments and entertainment trends.
It’s invite-only, Ringo. We’ll be there, obviously, which means you will be to. See how that works?
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 23:24 GMT
God of War 2 director Cory Barlog has admitted in a 1UP interview that Phil Harrison questioned the wisdom of putting God of War 2 on PS2 instead of PS3, a tactic endorsed by now head of worldwide studios at Sony, Shuhei Yoshida.
The full quote:
Shuhei was handling a lot of the projects through all the studios in America. He was pushing for PS2, and I was kind of on the fence. PS2 for me was like, “We can make a really great game; we don’t have to catch up with the technology and start from scratch.” We could focus on just making a great game, hence the reason that it was bigger and just had more content, and we could focus on refining everything that we had.
But Phil had brought it up, “Why aren’t we doing this on PS3?” I was actually in a presentation for the game I think a year into it, or maybe eight months into it, and Shuhei and Phil and bunch of other Japanese executives were there. We did the whole dog and pony, and then the first thing Phil said was, “Very good, thank you. I just have to ask this, since it seems like the obvious question. Why are we not doing this on PS3?” And I was like, “Uhh.” I kind of looked over at Shu and was like, “You want to take this?” He was a big proponent of it, but in the end I think a lot of people were like, “It’s a smart move to do it on PS2.”
You must read these 1UP features. One’s being put live every day this week, running up the the God of War III reveal on Friday.
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 | 13:20 GMT
Phil Harrison’s told MCV he wants to prove Bobby Kotick was wrong to dump Terminal Reality’s Ghostbusters when Activision merged with Blizzard.
“What Bobby, perhaps unhelpfully said, was that those games were franchises which wouldn’t make $100m of revenue and generate sequels,” said the Atari boss.
“If that’s his benchmark, then fine – and we’d love to aspire to the same benchmarks. But you know what? I would love to turn Ghostbusters into a $100m franchise, just to prove him wrong.”
Atari picked up the action game in November.