After his resignation last week, many were left wondering where the man that played a big part in the development of the PlayStation brand during his 15-year career at Sony could possibly move on to. Rumors pointed towards Atari, and they were correct.
It’s been announced that Phil Harrison has been appointed President of Infogrames, the parent company of Atari. Harrison also joins the Board of Directors.
Along with David Gardner, the recently appointed CEO of Infogrames, Harrison forms “the basis of a transformational leadership team at Infogrames that will grow the Atari brand into a leading online game company.” Harrison will be responsible for overseeing Atari’s content development and boosting its publishing activities.
Harrison himself said this was the perfect time join Infogrames and give a helping hand with shaping Atari’s future. “As the game business moves rapidly online I believe we have an outstanding opportunity to create amazing network game and community experiences for players the world over. I am especially excited to be working on this challenge together with David, one of the most respected leaders and successful executives in our industry,” Harrison added regarding his appointment.