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Phil Harrison is leaving Microsoft
« on: March 05, 2015, 04:02:40 AM »
Report: Phil Harrison is leaving Microsoft
Corporate vice president's tenure to come to an end after three years.

Phil Harrison is leaving Microsoft after three years at the company, a report from Eurogamer's sister site has revealed.

The report has gathered from multiple sources at this year's GDC that the corporate vice president, who joined Microsoft in 2012 after tenures at Gaikai, Atari and, most famously, Sony, is on his way out. It was at Sony where Harrison made his name, helping establish the PlayStation brand in his 16 years at the company.

Harrison joined Microsoft when the Xbox business was headed up by Don Mattrick, and since Mattrick's departure he's been less of a public presence for the brand. In Mattrick's absence, Phil Spencer was promoted to the head of Xbox, and's report suggests Harrison was frustrated at not being offered a promotion himself.

Eurogamer asked Phil Spencer earlier today whether he had anything to add on the story, though he was unable to offer any comment. The news comes in the wake of a merger of Lift London, a Microsoft studio Harrison was instrumental in founding, with Soho Productions.

This story quickly prompted these responses on Eurogamer:



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