May 18, 2024

Former PlayStation govt, Gio Corsi, has joined Nintendo of America.

Corsi – who was head of world second-party video games at PlayStation earlier than leaving on the finish of 2019 – labored with IllFonic as its head of publishing and enterprise improvement earlier than becoming a member of Iron Galaxy Studios as its head of business in 2022.

Earlier than that, Corsi held senior roles at LucasArts, Nexon, and EA.

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Corsi is maybe greatest recognized for main PlayStation’s “Constructing the Record” initiative, throughout which he labored to carry Yakuza to Sony and, certainly, Western audiences, however Corsi additionally labored in third-party manufacturing and developer relations while at PlayStation, and reportedly led initiatives on the PlayStation Vita, too.

Now it appears Corsi is making use of an identical skillset as his Sony function to his new place at Nintendo.

“I’ve joined the Nintendo America AAA third-party portfolio administration crew to assist nice groups carry their superb video games to this legendary platform!” Corsi introduced on Twitter/X yesterday.

Corsi’s explicit experience has some Nintendo followers speculating that his appointment solidifies Nintendo’s dedication to bringing third-party video games to its handheld system, notably with the long-rumoured Change 2 on the best way.

The goal launch window for the Change 2 emerged shortly after Eurogamer sources revealed that Nintendo’s subsequent console is anticipated to launch in Q1 2025. Nevertheless, it had beforehand been reported that the brand new console would launch in late 2024.

If the Change 2 does find yourself launching in March 2025, it is going to be hitting cabinets eight years after the unique Change, which debuted again in March 2017. It is believed to be able to visuals similar to the PS5 and Xbox Collection X, helps ray tracing, and the flexibility to run Unreal Engine 5.

Thanks, GameRant.