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Disney Hires PlayStation’s John Drake to Manage Licenses of Marvel, Star Wars

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John Drake announced on Twitter that he was named the new vice president for business development and licensing for video games based on Disney properties.

John Drake had left PlayStation just two weeks ago, where he was responsible for the portfolio and content strategy for five years.

In this role, which is crucial since Disney no longer works on its games but offers the possibility of working on its sagas and characters to external teams, it will help to “pair amazing developers and publishers with the best IP in the world.”

In addition, Drake stated that “I’ve been a Disney fan my entire life – animation, live action, Pixar – and now Star Wars, Marvel, Fox and everything else? It’s an amazing time to bring those worlds to the games and interactive space! And it’s a wonderful team – “It takes people to make the dream a reality.”

We do not know if this will change anything either closely or later, but it should be noted that Square Enix, Nintendo and Sony (Marvel) as well as Electronic Arts (Star Wars) are among the publishers partnering with the studio of Mickey Mouse.

As a side note, Drake is the husband of Andrea René of Kinda Funny, and moving the family to Los Angeles and will take her out of the group in a couple of months.