Sony's loss is Google's significant win as Richard Marks, one of the creators of peripherals like PlayStation VR, Eyetoy and PlayStation Move, has jumped to the search engine giant.
Marked 19 years with Sony, and from 2013 led the company's Magic Lab – a small team Marks created dedicated to experimental use of technology and how it can cross the basic gaming experience.
A very public vowel player of virtual reality and ocean change that can offer the world of gaming and social interaction, Marks will join the Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) on Google, although specifications surrounding his role are surprising To be kept under wrapping for the time being.
Releasing a statement to VentureBeat, Google said, "ATAP is at the intersection of science and application where our goal is to solve significant problems and close the gap between what if and what's "We are very excited for Richard to join the senior team and look forward to his contribution."
The movement gives more credibility to the rumors of Google's ambitions in the game area, with rumblings surrounding the company's intention to release a Chromecast-style console based on streaming technology.
In addition to Marks, Google has been employed as Jack Buser, PlayStation Home fame, Xbox Live Arcade creator Greg Canessa, and another former senior Sony official in the form of Phil Harrison.