Shahid Ahmad Leaving Sony to Get Back to Game Design

Sony’s Shahid Ahmad is well known among PlayStation fans. As Strategic Content Director at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, he’s one of the men behind many games coming to PS4 and PS Vita.

Yet, things are soon going to change for the passionate executive. If you follow him, you probably noticed more and more nostalgia for his game development days, and Ahmad finally decided to act on it.

In a blog post, he announced that he’s planning to leave Sony in order to return to making games on his own, after 25 years.

It’s hard not to understand his feelings. As part of his job, he sees hundreds of games being made, and amazing examples of creativity carouse in front of his eyes every day.

“I want to make games again. I stopped being a developer around a quarter of a century ago and have seen so many changes since then, with most of the exciting ones happening in the last few years. I want to be part of that. It’s that simple. The team at PlayStation, while sad to see me go, completely understands my desire. I am privileged to enjoy their support.”

On the other hand, things are not going to change at Sony’s Strategic Content team. Ahmad promises that the team’s approach to developers will remain unchanged.

Here at DualShockers, we can’t wait to see what Ahmad will create, and wish him the best in his game development career. Bring it on, Shahid!

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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