Rumor: Looming PS4 cycle real reason for Harrison's departure?
Our ears are so close to the ground they're all mossy. Highly placed sources said today that the real reason for Phil Harrison's departure from Sony was that work is now starting on PS4 and deja vu was setting in.
"He could see he was about to get involved in another PlayStation cycle, and obviously wanted something new," we were told. "The same thing was happening again and he'd been through it enough times to want to move on."
The timing of Harrison's decision to leave Sony confused many, given that PS3 was finally starting to bloom after a troubled seedling period. The PlayStation front-man announced he was to quit in February</url>, giving no reason for the move.
He immediately joined Infogrames as president, saying he was finding the company's focus on casual gaming and an increased influence on internet business models "very exciting".