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Former Sony Executive Phil Harrison Replaces Peter Molyneux

It's only been a month but already a replacement has been named for Peter Molyneux - former Sony exec, Phil Harrison.

Trying to live up to the expectations of gaming legend Peter Molyneux is no simple feat, but it appears as though Microsoft has a lot of faith in the former head of Sony Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison. Responsible for bringing PlayStation Home to many a household, Harrison has joined the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) team and will be taking on the role of corporate vice president.

"I am excited to be joining the senior team at Microsoft at a pivotal time for our industry," explained 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."

Looks like the rest of the Microsoft team is excited, with IEB president, Don Mattrick, looking forward to their newest recruit: "We are honored to have Phil join a team that boasts a wealth of talent from across the industry. Phil is one of video gaming's true visionaries, and his experience overseeing global studios and deep industry relationships make him the ideal person to lead our European efforts. Under his leadership, we look forward to continuing cultivating the best talent and growing our business in the region."

At least the wait is finally over, and gaming bods can sigh in relief that Microsoft has a new corporate kid in town.

Source: Engadget

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