Microsoft Studios EMEA is pleased to announce the appointment of John Needham to the role of Studio Head of Lionhead, effective immediately. Reporting into Phil Harrison, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (EMEA), John will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Lionhead Studios.
“This is a historic time in our industry and I’m excited, and honoured, to be joining Lionhead and Microsoft Studios,” John says of his appointment. “Our vision is focused on building innovative gaming services and AAA experiences at Lionhead, and the rest of Microsoft Studios, which take advantage of Microsoft’s incredible hardware and software platforms. Personally, I can’t wait to get started.”
John has been a prominent figure in the video game industry since 2001. As the former CEO of both Cryptic Studios and, most recently, Gazillion Entertainment.
I am excited to see what this means for Lionhead – will Black And white 3 ever be announced in the near future?
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