Shahid Ahmad, the head of Sony’s Strategic Content department in the UK, is leaving the company after 10 years so that he can return to developing his own games.
Ahmad breaks the news in a post on his personal blog, saying, “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.”
Ahmad has worked in Sony’s Strategic Content division since 2012, and is known for bringing indie games such as Hotline Miami, Super Crate Box, and Thomas Was Alone to PlayStation consoles.