Games industry vet John Drake has found a new home at The Walt Disney Company.
The PlayStation America alum has moved to the House of Mouse as VP of biz dev and licensing for the entertainment giant's games business and will be looking for developers and publishers to work on Disney-owned IP.
Prior to joining the entertainment behemoth, Drake spent five years at Sony, initially being hired as director of portfolio strategy in 2014. He was promoted to global head of portfolio strategy and content acquisitions in July 2017. Before that, he spent seven years at Rock Band maker Harmonix.
Drake's hire comes shortly after speculation from shareholders that the company should buy games firm Activision Blizzard in order to give Disney some in-house games expertise. PCGamesInsider.biz actually looked at whether this would make sense for the House of Mouse.
Disney currently works with third parties including Electronic Arts and Square Enix for video game based on its IP, turning to the aforementioned two companies for Start Wars and The Avengers respectively.