Sony today released a statement informing us that Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) will be resigning from his position on the 29th February 2008.
Phil joined Sony in 1992, and was at the forefront of four Playstation platform launches, including the PS2 and PS3. His shiny bald head was a sight we saw on a regular occasion at games conventions, including the tech demos of Sony’s PS3 back at E3 a few years back.
He says: “The past 15 years at Sony Computer Entertainment has been the defining journey of my life so far. Iam grateful to all the PlayStation family for their incredible support, guidance and friendship. It has been a privilege to serve as part of the team and be inspired by them on a daily basis. I am so proud of everything PlayStation has achieved and will continue to support its future in every way I can.”
Sony refuse to make any further comment as to why Phil is leaving after 15 years of dedicated service to Sony, however they did mention that Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of SCEI will be filling Phil’s shoes, in addition to his current role.