Mitsuo Hirakawa works at Sony Interactive Entertainment’s XDev Studio (external development) where he is responsible for collaborating with independent studios across Europe and other PAL territories to publish original content to PlayStation platforms globally.

Before his current role at Sony, he worked at Bizarre Creations (Blur), Criterion Games (Black, Burnout) and Electronic Arts (Harry Potter, F1) in internal production/development manager roles where his career spans over 17 years (still going strong!). He would love to meet any teams with an awesome concept so please don’t be shy to say hello!

Mitsuo Hirakawa sessions


Working with publishers on external development projects
Wednesday, October 24th

Description: Panel discussion on building and managing relationships with publisher/developer, and how to get stay competitive in an ever-congested market. The discussion will also cover how independent developers should approach pitching new concepts to publishers for funding and marketing support. Audience: Work for hire and co-dev vendors offering their services to publishers/developers, as well as independent developers […]