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Phil Harrison

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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.

Credited on 162 games

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Submerged: Hidden Depths (2022 on Windows) Special Thanks
Wavetale (2021 on Stadia) Stadia Special Thanks
Outcasters (2020 on Stadia) Special Thanks
Family Feud (2020 on Nintendo Switch) Special Thanks
Gylt (2019 on Stadia) Stadia Special Thanks
Ghostbusters: The Video Game - Remastered (2019 on Windows) President
Arca's Path VR (2018 on PlayStation 4) Special Thanks
Sea of Thieves (2018 on Xbox One) Special Thanks
Patapon (2017 on PlayStation 4) President, World Wide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment
LocoRoco: Remastered (2017 on PlayStation 4) We would like to thank
Fable: Anniversary (2014 on Windows) Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Studios EMEA
Kinect Sports: Rivals (2014 on Xbox One) EMEA Leadership Team
Fable: The Journey (2012 on Xbox 360) Special Thanks to Microsoft
The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character (2011 on PSP) Special Thanks and Love
ModNation Racers (2010 on PlayStation 3) Special Thanks from SD Studio
Qubed (2009 on Xbox 360) President
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009 on PlayStation 3) President
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009 on Nintendo DS) President
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (2009 on PlayStation 2) President
Medal of Honor (2009 on PSP) Special Thanks

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Phil Harrison (December 2006)

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