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Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison Leaves Microsoft

by Kyle Hanson

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Another high level Microsoft executive is set to leave the company as Xbox Europe Vice President Phil Harrison has announced his departure after three year with the company. Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed the separation, saying that the split was amicable and that Harrison was wanting to pursue other opportunities.

“Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox in Europe, Phil Harrison has chosen to pursue business interests outside of Microsoft,” explained Spencer in a statement. “Phil has been a distinguished leader for our European Xbox team – overseeing production at our award-winning European studios and making a substantial contribution to the Xbox business globally. I want to thank Phil for his creativity and leadership over the past three years. Phil is a great friend of mine and I wish him the very best with his future endeavours.”

Speaking directly with Gamesindustry.biz, Harrison said “I have enjoyed the last three years at Microsoft enormously and it has been a privilege to lead and work along side the incredible talent within Microsoft Studios in Europe, including Rare, Lionhead, Lift, Soho and Press Play. I wish them and my many friends throughout the Xbox world every continued success and know that games will continue to prosper across Microsoft under Phil Spencer’s leadership.”

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