Activision Blizzard Hires the CEO of MY.GAMES

MY.GAMES may not be a household name yet, but you’ve almost certainly played one of their games before.

And with Philippe Sauze, a seasoned industry veteran who has worked with Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard for over 20 years, in charge of MY. GAMES’ European Operations after more than 20 years of combined experience working with the likes of Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard, there’s a really good chance you’ll see MY.GAMES titles in the future.

MY.GAMES has been making headlines in the gaming industry lately. What began 15 years ago as a PC game publishing division of Russian IT-giant VK has become a formidable opponent in the business – MY.GAMES is one of the top 50 gaming firms worldwide.

With former Activision Blizzard executive Philippe Sauze on board, MY.GAMES is willing to go even further with its audacious aim of becoming a top 25 games business.

MY.GAMES has been expanding the breadth of its portfolio and producing hits at an increasing pace, with the just released Rush Royale becoming one of the best mobile tower defense games on the market. World War 3’s Closed Beta Test was also announced.

“I am delighted to join the MY.GAMES team of professionals as the head of the European office,” says Sauze.

“The company is growing rapidly, outperforming average market growth and conquering new markets, and we have ambitious plans ahead for the development of our European publishing hub here in Amsterdam that will focus on bringing MY.GAMES titles to the global market.”

Over the course of his lengthy career in the sector, Sauze has held senior positions at a number of well-known firms.

This includes 15 years with Electronic Arts, two years as president of French industry syndicate SELL, and five and a half years at Activision Blizzard.

“I’m impressed with the talented people at the company today,” he adds. “The fact that MY.GAMES is a people-centered operation with mechanisms in place for collaboration and knowledge sharing means that it’s a great fit for me and my professional experience.”

MY.GAMES is unique among large publishers because it centers its operations on the people in them. After acquiring Pixonic in 2016, the former staff increased by more than five times. BeInGame, Deus Craft, and other studios have benefited from being a part of the MY.GAMES family as well.

“The office in Amsterdam already covers the spectrum of game production,” Sauze continues, “including publishing, localization, and operating games in the region.

It will be a great honor to build, innovate and expand upon this foundation. Our immediate plan is to strengthen the team with strong professionals from the industry.”