Former Harmonix COO Florian Hunziker joins Sony

Former Harmonix COO Florian Hunziker joins Sony
Jake Tucker

By Jake Tucker

January 23rd 2017 at 5:35PM

Becomes PlayStation of America's VP of third party relations and developer technology group

Florian Hunziker, Harmonix's former chief operating officer and EA business director Florian Hunziker, has been named as PlayStation's America's VP of third party relations and developer technology group. Hunziker replaces Adam Boyes, who left PlayStation last summer to dive back into game development full-time.

In an interview with Venturebeat, who broke the news, Hunziker has said that the aim is still to offer support for smaller indie studios.

"Our fans can expect us to continue to focus on indie games and unique partnerships," said Hunziker, "PlayStation has done a great job bringing diverse content to the platform and I want to continue that focus whether the games are from indies or publishers. Having worked on both the publishing and development side in my career, I know that exclusivity is a polarizing topic in the game industry. However, I also understand that there's a great deal of creative innovation that would never happen without a first party taking on significant financial responsibility. I'm fired up to be joining a company that's not afraid to take these risks and bring compelling IPs to market."