15/06/09– Future, the special-interest media group, has announced the appointment of Tim Edwards as Editor of the UK’s bestselling PC games magazine, PC Gamer.
Having worked on PC Gamer since joining Future as a Staff Writer in 2002, Tim takes the Editor’s chair with immediate effect, following the departure of Ross Atherton for Activision Blizzard’s European PR team, based in Paris. Working through the editorial ranks for the team, Edwards was previously promoted to Features Editor, before becoming Deputy Editor of PC Gamer in 2006.
Tim’s appointment follows the celebration of PC Gamer’s milestone 200th issue earlier this year and the successful introduction of the magazine’s most comprehensive design overhaul since it first launched in December 1993. The new PC Gamer reflects the fast-evolving PC games market– reflecting the changing way that PC games are now delivered and consumed.
Richard Keith, Publisher of PC Gamer, said:
“Tim has grown up with PC Gamer and we’re delighted to make him Editor. He has a fantastic opportunity to develop the PC Gamer brand after the successful redesign which has been amazingly well received by readers and advertisers. There’s a lot more to come from PC Gamer over the next 12 months and we’re really excited that Tim is the one who will be driving those changes.”
Tim Edwards, Editor of PC Gamer, added:
“PC Gamer is the world’s biggest PC gaming media brand and I’m truly excited to get the chance to run it. At the heart is a phenomenal magazine with a strong team that I’m proud to lead. Our recent redesign has placed us dramatically ahead of our competition. My first job as Editor is to ensure that this new look and feel is properly bedded in, while ensuring that our stratospheric standards remain in place.”
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Playstation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and MacLife. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, and musicradar.com. Future produces over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 18 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 25 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.
For more information
Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, Future UK, 01225 822517