Shahid Ahmad joins Double Eleven Board

Ex-Sony man joins Middlesbrough studio in advisory role

Shahid Ahmad, who headed up PlayStation's strategic content division in the UK for many years, has joined the board of Middlesbrough studio Double Eleven in an advisory capacity.

Double Eleven is currently evolving its services to include full-scale publishing in addition to the work it already does on porting and creating its own IP. Most recently, the company has brought Goat Simulator and Limbo to PS4 and Xbox One and is working on converting Prison Architect to the current gen consoles.

"Shahid's incredible insight and background in the arena of independent development and publishing is overwhelmingly beneficial to Double Eleven; we're so pleased to welcome him to our advisory board," said Double Eleven COO Mark South. "Shahid's role in elevating independent games as a whole to the mainstream audience is remarkable, so it's a great honor to have his guidance as Double Eleven continues to grow in the games space. Equally, and more personally, he is one of the hardest working people I know and his character has shown integrity and honesty throughout. I'm both proud and honoured that we're able to work together."

"I'm honoured to be invited to Double 11's Advisory Board. Having worked with the Double 11 team on numerous projects while at PlayStation," added Ahmad. "I was struck by their technical excellence, their commitment to quality and their devotion to delivering great experiences to video games players. Double 11 are relentlessly driven and their many excellent qualities will I'm sure propel them to greater success as they expand their publishing ambitions."

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Latest comments (3)

Anthony Gowland Director, Ant Workshop3 years ago
A great move for all involved.
(It's "Middlesbrough", by the way.)
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James Brightman Editor, North America, GamesIndustry.biz3 years ago
Fixed. Thanks Anthony
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany3 years ago
After asking my American cousin:

The FBI cannot order anything; The FBI can only enforce laws. Even if Congress passed a law to have software companies to have such access I think that will go against the 4th amendment and the Supreme Court will kill it.
The FBI may have requested, or asked, but they cannot order.
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