Former Lionhead Director Joins PlayStation Family

Stuart Whyte, a former creative director at Lionhead, has joined SIE London in a new role focused solely on VR product development.

“I’m super excited to be joining the London team to lead them further on their journey to becoming the world’s leading AAA, VR Team,” Whyte announced.

Beginning on Monday, Whyte previously was at Lionhead until the studio closed last year, having worked in a variety of positions at the now-defunct studio.

Sony’s London studio is known for creating games like SingStar, EyePet, Wonderbook(yes!) and The Playroom. Last year, SIE London released PlayStation VR Worlds, a staple of the VR experience on PlayStation.

With a big figurehead joining the studio, I hope to see bigger budget AAA-titles with a focus on VR.