Richard Keith returns to Future as publisher today.
He replaces James Binns, who leaves after 18 years.
Likewise, Keith is a veteran of games publishing, having spent more than 12 years running, editing or writing for games websites, magazines and events.
He first joined Future in 1999, editing Official PlayStation Magazine and Official PlayStation 2 Magazine before going on to publish OPM, PC Gamer and PSM3.
He also launched, among others, Official Windows Magazine and Sony’s First Play.
Since leaving Future in 2010, Richard has launched and run web start-up The Games Tribe, an incubator for independent games sites.
He said this morning: I am thrilled to be back at Future and to get the opportunity to publish Edge, PC Gamer and the Xbox portfolio and work closely with our US team on exciting expansion plans. I’ve enjoyed launching and building up The Games Tribe and I return to Future with a new range of skills and a clear plan on how to make the most of these key gaming brands within Future’s peerless Entertainment portfolio.”