Update: Meanwhile, more details about the departure of Phil Harrison at Microsoft are known. Accordingly, he left the company to start with Alloy Platform Industries his own company, which according to Harrison intentionally carries a meaningless name, and certainly has something to do with gaming, though more on the edge.
That describes it so: “We are definitely in the same neighborhood, probably in the same street, but not live next door to.”
His new company, he planned for over a year with full consultation and also in collaboration with Microsoft, especially with Xbox boss Phil Spencer. This Alloy Platform Industries relies on yet unannounced technology from Microsoft for which one was able to secure the license. According to Harrison, the technology do not know anyone outside of Microsoft
Original message. After a few days before the announcement made the rounds, Phil Harrison wants to leave Microsoft, the company confirmed this now in a statement.
Phil Harrison is known among other things, even as the head of Sony WorldWide Studios, before he went to Microsoft. But since Don Ricks Matt finish it was rather quiet around him. Thus, he decided to pursue other business interests. In all, he spent three years at Microsoft as a “corporate vice president of Xbox in Europe”, and worked with the likes of Rare, Lionhead, lift, Soho and PressPlay belonging to the Microsoft Studios. He came to Microsoft, as yet was Don Mattrick Xbox boss.
According to reports Harrison seemed to be dissatisfied, because after Matt Rick left his post, he was hoping for a promotion. The end went but Phil Spencer.
Where it is devious Harrison and whether you can expect it to other prominent place remains to be seen. Harrison was before Microsoft already a familiar face in the gaming industry and has previously worked as Atari and PlayStation.