Harmonix's Drake joins PlayStation
Is now director of portfolio strategy with Sony
Harmonix Music Systems' former director of publishing and PR John Drake is now director of portfolio strategy at SCEA's PlayStation division.
He tweeted the news today, and GamesIndustry.biz has contacted both Drake and SCEA for more information about the appointment and will update this story as it develops.
We are excited to announce that @johntdrake - the man, the myth, the legend - will be joining our team at PlayStation on Monday!— ᴀᴅᴀᴍ ʙᴏʏᴇs (@amboyes) July 11, 2014
First day in my new role at @PlayStation! Excited to dig in, to meet everyone & to make some great games. Let's go! pic.twitter.com/r4NJp8ISdV— johntdrake (@johntdrake) July 14, 2014
Drake joined Harmonix in June 2007 and in his time there oversaw titles like Dance Central and the extensive Rock Band franchise. Four weeks ago he published his farewell letter to Harmonix on his blog, and made clear he was looking for a new role in games.
"If you know of anyone who needs a seasoned publishing person, versed in the dark arts of Corporate Strategy, Public and Media Relations, Community Development, Marketing and Product Management, and 'Other Salesy Sounding Things,' hit me up."