Google is laying the groundwork to make a big play in video games
- Video game industry veteran Phil Harrison is joining Google’s consumer hardware division.
- Harrison’s career was primarily spent at Sony, where he helped build the PlayStation brand across 15 years.
- His most recent gaming job was at Microsoft, representing the Xbox division as a corporate VP.
- His job at Google is a curious twist — he’s directly reporting to Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware leader.
Why did Google just hire a long-time video game industry veteran for its hardware team?
That’s the big question after the big Twitter announcement on Monday from Phil Harrison, the former Sony and Microsoft executive who joined Google recently as VP