His LinkedIn profile confirms the move, but it’s unclear what his position within ATAP is and what he’ll be working on. Google has been snapping up game industry veterans over the past few months, though, including former Xbox and PlayStation exec Phil Harrison. Shortly after Harrison joined Google, a report came out that the company is working on a video game streaming service called Yeti and is even testing hardware for it. While Google didn’t say if Marks will be developing anything for that particular initiative, he definitely has the chops. In addition to heading PS VR, he also helped create the PlayStation Eye camera and the Move controller.
Google told VentureBeat in a statement:
“ATAP is at the intersection of science and application where our goal is to solve significant problems and close the gap between what if and what is. We’re super excited about Richard joining the senior team and look forward to his contributions.”