To pursue game development.
The Vita would long have been dead, and Sony’s indie efforts particularly less notable, had it not been for Shahid Ahmad, the man who reaches out to multiple developers to convince to put their games on PlayStation hardware, especially PlayStation Vita. He is now leaving the company.
“There are no plans to change anything,” he wrote on his blog. “Our approach to developers will also be unchanged. We have many talented people across the board who work tirelessly to support developers in bringing their video games to PlayStation. So why am I doing this? Why leave when things are going so well?
“I want to make games again.”
Ahmad stopped developing games 25 years ago; doubtless, the welcoming climate towards games from independent developers currently has him excited to try his hand at development again, so it is not difficult to see why he is quitting. Still, there is no doubt that this will come as a blow to the PlayStation team.