One of the good guys at Sony Computer Entertainment, Shahid Ahmad, the Strategic Content Director, is leaving the company this month in order to pursue his own ambitions in game designing.
On his official blog, the SCE vet revealed that “it might surprise you to learn that I’m planning on leaving this wonderful company” after spending about 10 years at the company which he regards as “the most rewarding period of [his] professional life.”
He once used to be a game maker on his own about 25 years ago, but Shahid Ahmad thinks it is time to return to them again and for that he is quitting SCE:
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.
He is the name being a number of games that have been released to PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 and the extensive list of projects he has worked on with SCE excites us as to what he is going to create on his own now.