MTV Games snaps up Guthrie and Cox

MTV Games has announced it has signed up former THQ man Scott Guthrie and Sony Computer Entertainment Amercia’s David Cox.

Guthrie previously worked as executive vice president of publishing for THQ’s North Amercian arm, but left recently to ‘pursue another opportunity’.

He now takes up his new role as MTV Games’ executive vice president and general manager, where he will direct the unit’s publishing strategy and execution including marketing, sales and distribution of all MTV Games products, such as the upcoming The Beatles Rock Band.

Also joining the team is David Cox, now named senior vice president of sales. Cox was formerly the senior director of sales and merchandising at SCEA. He will manage the gaming divisions sales, including short-term distribution plans and development of long-term strategic sales strategies.

With our acquisition of Harmonix to our relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer Games, MTV Games has quickly risen to become one of the top five video gaming publishers,” said MTV Networks’ president Van Toffler.

We’re going after the best in music video games with Rock Band and the best in storytelling with our Bruckheimer partnership, and now we have the best leaders and teams in place to bring MTV Games to the next levels and grow through the next evolution in video games.”

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