Microsoft announces the appointment of John Needham a Studio Head of Lionhead, saying effectively immediately he will take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the studio, reporting into Phil Harrison, corporate veep of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (EMEA). They offer his résumé, but no promises of games that will change the way we experience our families or how we breathe, so we're not sure he's ready to fill the hyperbolic shoes of departed founder Peter Molyneux just yet. "This is a historic time in our industry and I’m excited, and honoured, to be joining Lionhead and Microsoft Studios," says Needham. "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." Here's the rundown on Needham's background:
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