Adam Boyes, formerly the vice president of PlayStation’s publisher and developer relations division, has joined Iron Galaxy Studios as its new CEO. He’ll start his tenure at the Chicago-based developer in early August, one month after he announced he was leaving PlayStation.
Boyes previously teased he’d be moving on from Sony, where he was a well known face at press conferences, to work with an independent company as he re-entered game development. As CEO, he’ll help to oversee Iron Galaxy projects like Killer Instinct, the fighting game reboot developed alongside Microsoft Studios.
Iron Galaxy has also worked on games like Destiny, BioShock Infinite, the Windows PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight and Videoball, which it published just last month. The seven-year-old studio was founded by Dave Lang, an industry veteran who will head up the company’s business development side upon Boyes’ arrival.
"I’ve always had a passion for game development and I’m extremely excited to be getting closer to it with my move to Iron Galaxy," Boyes said of his new venture in a press release. "I’m honored to be working with such a talented team and look forward to creating opportunities and crafting deals that deliver their products to a wider audience."