Phil Harrison resigns from Sony, possibly because he looks like Agent 47

Slender necked Phil Harrison, head of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, shall be leaving his post on February 29. He is due to be succeeded by Kaz Hirai, who will be keeping his role as Group CEO of SCEI as well as assuming the new duties.

Anyone who follows gaming should be aware of Phil, who is no stranger to public events such as E3. The Brit has been with Sony through the launch of all of its gaming systems and is credited with being a huge driving force behind the company’s online market.

“As one of the founding members of SCE, Phil played a key role in the development and growth of the PlayStation business and our industry,” said Kaz, possibly while laying a white rose at a commemorative statue of Mr. Harrison’s shapely neck. “It is sad to see him departing from SCE, but I wish to express my gratitude for his many invaluable contributions and also wish Phil the very best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Sony has given no real details about Phil’s departure thus far, but the move seems to be an amicable one. Phil stated he was proud of the PlayStation brand’s achievements and pledged to continue to support the company in any way he can.

[Thanks LostChrichton]

This article was really dry and business-like, so to balance things I have provided a picture of a dog in a dress:

 

I hope this satisfies.

SCE Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison Resigns
                                      
SCE Group CEO Kazuo Hirai Assumes Responsibilities

TOKYO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), will resign from Sony Computer Entertainment Group as of February 29, 2008.  Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of SCEI,
will immediately assume responsibilities as president of SCE WWS, in addition
to his current duties.
   
Prior to the launch of the original PlayStation, Phil Harrison joined Sony Electronics Publishing, Ltd. in 1992, which later evolved into Sony computer Entertainment Europe, and since then, he has made a tremendous contribution to the company playing a strategic role in the launch of four PlayStation
platforms, as well as building strong relationships with game developers and publishers throughout the world.  Since his appointment to the position of president, SCE WWS, Harrison applied his considerable skill, knowledge and expertise to lead SCE Group’s first party game development as well as aggressively pursuing the development of new online entertainment experiences.

“As one of the founding members of SCE, Phil played a key role in the development and growth of the PlayStation business and our industry,” said Kazuo Hirai.  “It is sad to see him departing from SCE, but I wish to express my gratitude for his many invaluable contributions and also wish Phil the very
best of luck in his future endeavors.”

“The past 15 years at Sony Computer Entertainment has been the defining journey of my life so far,” said Phil Harrison.  “I am grateful to all the PlayStation family for their incredible support, guidance and friendship.  It has been a privilege to serve as part of the team and be inspired by them on a daily basis.  I am so proud of everything PlayStation has achieved and will continue to support its future in every way I can.”

Jim Sterling