Last night, he announced the news of joining Disney on his personal twitter as the vice president of Disney game business development and licensing. His main responsibility is to find the best game developers and publishers for Disney's IP.
He said: "My whole life has been a fan of Disney, including animation, reality show, Pixar, etc., and now it has become a fan of "Star Wars", Marvel, Fox and everything else. Now it is these worlds The best time to get to the game and interactive space, this is a great team and someone needs to turn this into reality."
It is worth mentioning that some investors recently suggested that Disney acquire Activision Blizzard, even though the investor already owns a $4.3 million stake in Activision Blizzard. Previously, foreign media Gamesindustry.biz had suggested that Disney needed more professional game executives inside the board instead of acquisitions.
Earlier this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger talked about the company's shortcomings, saying the company was not good at distributing games, but it did a very good job of IP licensing. At present, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox, which has been adapted into some IP of games. For example, "The Simpsons" and "Alien" are now owned by Disney.
At present, Disney's approach is to license some IP to third-party developers, such as Star Wars (EA) and Marvel Spider-Man, and John Drake's duties are likely to include supervision of the production of such games.
Now with the arrival of John Drake, who has a background in the professional game industry, which one do you most want Disney to be adapted into a game?