Former Worldwide Studios head for Sony, Phil Harrison, recently resigned from the electronics/gaming giant with much speculation regarding where he might end up. According to numerous reports from the GDC, Harrison also expressed much chagrin towards the way in which Sony had been handling themselves since the launch of the PS3, adding further rumour and speculation as to what he might do with the Sony leash removed.
Last week GamesIndustry.biz
discovered Harrison had plans to join the struggling Infogrames/Atari brand and today it was revealed the former Sony boss would step up as President of Infogrames, making him the big honcho for the once legendary Atari namesake.
From early reports, Harrison's new role is to help push the Atari brand and stable into the online space, an avenue still clearly in its infancy within the publisher, but somewhere the powers that be at Infogrames and Atari want their business model to be. What this means for staple Atari brands such as Tomb Raider
, Pro Evolution Soccer
or the forthcoming Alone In The Dark
remains to be seen.