Microsoft appoints former Sony man Phil Harrison as Interactive Entertainment veep
GamesIndustry.biz claims Microsoft will confirm his appointment in the coming hours, with Harrison who dominated Sony's PlayStation operations across the continent during the 1990s taking over from ex-Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux.
Harrison left SCE back at the start of 2008 - a year after PlayStation 3's launch in Europe - moving on to serve as president at Atari for little over a year. He also took up residence as chairman of Atari's board until April 2010.
His next move was to co-found games investment specialist London Venture Partners with David Gardner and David Lau Kee.
While his new role at Microsoft will see him take charge of the firm's UK-owned studios operating across Xbox 360, Windows and Windows Phone, its expected he'll maintain an advisory role at the VC firm at the same time.
GamesIndustry.biz claims Harrison's new position could also see him make a reappearance at trade shows arguably his speciality when working at SCE with his first appearance coming as early as E3 2012, due to kick off this June in Los Angeles.