Phil Harrison believes the end is near
There was some speculation prior to Google Stadia’s announcement this week that the tech giant was preparing a console that would compete directly with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As it happens, it revealed a product potentially more threatening: a cloud-based service running on top of YouTube, which will...
Thought it signalled a lack of success
Ex-Sony Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison may be working as a double-agent dismantling Microsoft’s console business from the inside these days, but he once walked the boards as a PlayStation man, taking every opportunity to share his love for rubber ducks and hastily incorporated motion sensors...
You can see the origins of a free-to-play game in LittleBigPlanet
The accessibility of the PlayStation Store within the game makes the package ripe for freemium potential, and when you factor in DLC content packs for costumes, stickers and materials it's easy to see how the title could adapt to that business model. In fact: that was the original intention — at least from Sony's point-of-view..
The PlayStation 2 is ten years old in Europe today, and Sony's former head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, believes the platform holder will have a tough time matching PS2's record-breaking sales with the PlayStation 3
Speaking with Eurogamer, the Sony legend revealed that the "dynamics" are "slightly different" as the business is now a more competitive market. I hope PS3..
Good news: Phil Harrison has left Atari
Bad news: Phil Harrison probably won't be returning to Sony. The former Sony worldwide studios man (now replaced by Shuhei Yoshida) left Sony in 2008 to join Atari. Phil was a key member of each of the Playstation hardware family's launches, even demonstrating the Playstation 3 hardware with the famous ducks demo in 2005. We're sad to hear how things turned..