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Phil Harrison

Game Credits

Business

Backyard Baseball '10 (2009)   (President)
Codename: Panzers - Cold War (2009)   (President)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009)   (President)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009)   (President)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009)   (President)
Qubed (2009)   (President)
Alone in the Dark: Inferno (2008)   (President/DGD at Infogrames)
Centipede (2008)   (President)
Deer Hunter Tournament (2008)   (President)
MLB 08: The Show (2008)   (President of World Wide Studios, SCE)
My Horse & Me 2 (2008)   (President/ DGD)
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (2008)   (President)
Sam & Max: Season Two (2008)   (President)
Super Breakout (2008)   (President)
Super Stardust HD Complete (2008)   (President World Wide Studios)
Beats (2007)   (President - SCE Worldwide Studios)
Formula 1 Championship Edition (2007)   (President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios)
Go! Puzzle (2007)   (President, World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment)
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (2007)   (President, World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment)
Heavenly Sword (2007)   (President, SCE Worldwide Studios)
Jeanne d'Arc (2007)   (President World Wide Studios Sony Computer Entertainment)
MLB 07: The Show (2007)   (Executive Management team)
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice (2007)   (With special recognition to the Executive Management Team including)
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (2007)   (President, World Wide Studios)
Snakeball (2007)   (President World Wide Studios)
Super Rub a Dub (2007)   (President World Wide Studios)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)   (President)
Formula One 06 (2006)   (President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios)
Lemmings (2006)   (President World Wide Studios)
SingStar Anthems (2006)   (President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios )
Primal (2003)   (VP Development)
 

Production

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (2007)   (Executive Producers)
24: The Game (2006)   (President of Development (SCE Worldwide Studios))
AFL Premiership 2006 (2006)   (Executive Vice President - SCEE PD)
B-Boy (2006)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
AFL Premiership 2005 (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
EyeToy: Play 3 (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
F1 Grand Prix (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
Fired Up (2005)   (Executive Vice President, Development)
Pursuit Force (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development (SCEE))
WipEout Pure (2005)   (Executive VP of Development)
World Tour Soccer (2005)   (EVP of Development)
Destruction Derby Arenas (2004)   (Executive Vice President of Development)
EyeToy: Chat (2004)   (Executive Vice President, Development)
Jackie Chan Adventures (2004)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
Killzone (2004)   (Executive Vice President Development)
SingStar (2004)   (Executive Vice President, Development)
EyeToy: Groove (2003)   (Senior Vice President of Product Development)
EyeToy: Play (2003)   (Senior VP of Product Development)
Jinx (2003)   (Vice President of external development)
Alfred Chicken (2002)   (Senior Vice-President of Development)
Firebugs (2002)   (Executive Vice-President of Development)
The Getaway (2002)   (Executive Vice President of Development)
World Tour Soccer 2003 (2002)   (VP of Development)
World Tour Soccer 2002 (2001)   (VP of Development)
Knightmare (1991)   (Director)
Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun (1989)   (Production)
 

Design

The Terminator (1993)   (Game design)
Outlander (1992)   (Game Design)
 

Video/Cinematics

Act of War: Direct Action (2005)   (Actors)
 

Thanks

Fable: The Journey (2012)   (Special Thanks to Microsoft)
ModNation Racers (2010)   (Special Thanks from SD Studio)
Killzone 2 (2009)   (Special Thanks)
Alone in the Dark (2008)   (Special thanks to)
echochrome (2008)   (Special Thanks)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008)   (We would like to thank each individual at Sony Computer Entertainment America for their contridubtions, support and dedication to the success of God of War: Chains of Olympus with special recognition to the Executive Management team including:)
LittleBigPlanet (2008)   (Love & special thanks to)
MLB 08: The Show (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Patapon (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Resistance 2 (2008)   (Special Thanks)
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Confrontation (2008)   (Additional special thanks)
Twisted Metal: Head-On (Extra Twisted Edition) (2008)   (Special Thanks)
The Eye of Judgment (2007)   (We would also like to thank)
Folklore (2007)   (We would also like to thank)
God of War II (2007)   (Executive Special Thanks)
Go! Puzzle (2007)   (We would like to thank each individual at Sony Computer Entertainment America for their contributions, support and dedication to the success of Go! Puzzle with special recognition to the Executive Management team including)
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Heavenly Sword (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Jeanne d'Arc (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Lair (2007)   (Special Thanks)
MLB 07: The Show (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Rogue Galaxy (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Syphon Filter: Combat Ops (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (2007)   (Special Thanks)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007)   (Additional Thanks)
B-Boy (2006)  
Genji: Days of the Blade (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Killzone: Liberation (2006)   (We would like to thank each individual at Sony Computer Entertainment America for their contributions, support and dedication to the success of Killzone™: Liberation with special recognition to the Executive Management team Including:)
Lemmings (2006)   (Special Thanks)
LocoRoco (2006)   (We would like to thank each individual at Sony Computer Entertainment America)
Resistance: Fall of Man (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (2006)   (Special Thanks)
Athens 2004 (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Killzone (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004)   (Special Thanks)
Drakan: The Ancients' Gates (2002)   (Special Thanks)
WRC World Rally Championship (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Crash Bash (2000)   (SCEA Special Thanks)
NFL GameDay 2001 (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000)   (Special Thanks)
007: Tomorrow Never Dies (1999)   (Special Thanks)
CTR: Crash Team Racing (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Medal of Honor (1999)   (Special Thanks)
The Next Tetris (1999)   (Special Thanks to)
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998)   (Special Thanks)
Spyro the Dragon (1998)   (Special Thanks To (SCEA))
Star Ocean: The Second Story (1998)   (Special Thanks)
Armored Core (1997)   (Special Thanks To)
Gran Turismo (1997)   (Special Thanks)
Wild Arms (1996)   (Special Thanks To)
 

Other

Buzz!: The Pop Quiz (2008)   (President World Wide Studios)
echochrome (2008)   (World Wide Studio President)
MLB 08: The Show (2008)   (President of World Wide Studios, SCE)
Patapon (2008)   (President, World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment)
AFL Premiership 2007 (2007)   (President Worldwide Studios)
Buzz!: The Hollywood Quiz (2007)   (President Worldwide Studios)
Buzz!: The Mega Quiz (2007)   (President World Wide Studios)
Folklore (2007)   (President, World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment)
Gaelic Games: Football 2 (2007)   (President World Wide Studios)
Gaelic Games: Hurling (2007)   (President World Wide Studios)
PAIN (2007)   (President, SCE Worldwide Studios)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007)   (President)
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Tactical Strike (2007)   (President SCE Worldwide Studios)
Super Stardust HD (2007)   (President World Wide Studios)
Syphon Filter: Combat Ops (2007)   (President, SCE WWS)
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (2007)   (President, SCE WWS)
Warhawk (2007)   (President, World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment)
AFL Premiership 2006 (2006)   (President - SCE Worldwide Studios)
Buzz!: The BIG Quiz (2006)   (President World Wide Studios)
Killzone: Liberation (2006)   (President World Wide Studios)
Lemmings (2006)   (Executive Vice President of Development)
MotorStorm (2006)   (President, World Wide Studios)
Resistance: Fall of Man (2006)   (President)
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Fireteam Bravo 2 (2006)   (President SCE Worldwide Studios )
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (2006)   (President, SCE WWS)
Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
Buzz!: The Music Quiz (2005)   (Executive Vice President Development )
EyeToy: Kinetic (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
Formula One 05 (2005)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
Go! Sudoku (2005)   (President, Worldwide Studios)
SingStar '80s (2005)   (Executive Vice President, Development)
WRC (2005)   (Executive Vice President Development)
EyeToy: Play 2 (2004)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
Formula One 04 (2004)   (Executive Vice President - Development)
SingStar Party (2004)   (Executive Vice President, Development)
Hardware: Online Arena (2003)   (Executive Vice President Development)
MLB 2002 (2001)   (Sales)
 


Developer Biography

Phil Harrison is corporate vice president at the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, leading the company's European divisions. His role includes overseeing UK-based developers Lionhead Studios, Soho Productions and Rare Ltd. The appointment was confirmed on 13th March 2012. Harrison also co-founded the investment firm London Venture Partners, and continued with the role of special advisor after the switch to Microsoft.

Previously he was president of the French company Infogrames (Atari) since March 2008.

Before that he was president of SCE Worldwide Studios from the establishment in September 2005 until 29th February 2008. He was responsible for setting the global product strategy and managing development operations of 16 studios in five countries. Furthermore he was a corporate executive and representative director of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, and executive vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. He also lead first party game development as well as pursuing the development of new online entertainment experiences.

Prior to the launch of the original PlayStation, Phil Harrison joined Sony Electronics Publishing, Ltd. in 1992, which later evolved into Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and since then, he has made a large contribution to the company playing a strategic role in the launch of four PlayStation platforms, as well as building relationships with game developers and publishers throughout the world. He has held executive management positions in Europe and North America – where he served as Vice President, Third Party Relations and Research and Development for SCEA from 1996 to 2000.

From 1989 to 1992, Phil served as head of development for Mindscape International and prior to that as a consultant game designer and graphic artist in the UK.

Last updated: Mar 31, 2012