Phil Harrison: “You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet”

By Patrick Garratt
29 February 2008 10:32 GMT


We found him. Phil Harrison was at the 1 million PS3 party in London last night, and wasn’t giving many clues about what happened to cause his resignation or where he was going after Sony.

“He was completely avoiding saying anything about where he was going,” said one reveler. “He just laughed off the fact that people think he’s going to Atari by saying something like, ‘You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.'”

Another mole described Harrison as “coy”.

“He just wouldn’t talk about [why he’d left Sony], and we were pretty much instructed by Sony just to leave him alone and let him have a nice evening. It was the first thing [UK PR] said: he doesn’t want to talk about leaving or anything to do with it and just let him get on with it, sort of thing. He was chatting to everyone. He wasn’t hiding, or anything.”

Harrison, president of worldwide studios for Sony, quit the company this week. He’s worked at SCEE for the past 15 years. Talk of a move to Atari quickly emerged, but, as you can see, nothing’s been confirmed as yet.

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