Generation: Gamerz Sony’s Phil has had his Fill

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced that Phil
Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios
(SCE WWS), will resign from Sony Computer Entertainment Group as of
February 29, 2008. Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of SCEI, will
immediately assume responsibilities as president of SCE WWS, in
addition to his current duties.

No more Phil, which is a shame because he was one of the more believable characters in the outfit, well, sometimes.

Phil's History with Sony:

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 tremendous contribution to the
company playing a strategic role in the launch of four PlayStation
platforms, as well as building strong relationships with game
developers and publishers throughout the world. Since his appointment
to the position of president, SCE WWS, Harrison applied his
considerable skill, knowledge and expertise to lead SCE Group’s first
party game development as well as aggressively pursuing the development
of new online entertainment experiences.

“As one of the
founding members of SCE, Phil played a key role in the development and
growth of the PlayStation business and our industry,” said Kazuo Hirai.
“It is sad to see him departing from SCE, but I wish to express my
gratitude for his many invaluable contributions and also wish Phil the
very best of luck in his future endeavors.”

“The past 15
years at Sony Computer Entertainment has been the defining journey of
my life so far,” said Phil Harrison. “I am 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.”

So this means we can look for him either showing up at one of the other major players or spinning out his own company that's going to either compete with or complement Sony's world vision. I'm betting on competition. 

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