About The Speaker
Director of VR Product Development at Sony London Studio
Stuart Whyte is the Director of VR Product Development at Sony London Studio. Having worked in the videogames industry for close to 30 years, he is now heading up the team behind award-winning PSVR launch title, PlayStation VR Worlds. Inspired by the studio’s earlier work on VR Worlds “The London Heist,” Stuart is currently responsible for the development of Blood & Truth, a AAA style action blockbuster game, built from the ground up for PSVR.
Stuart started his career as an adventure columnist for Amstrad Action magazine before heading to Microprose and Bullfrog, working on titles such as X-Com and Populous: The Beginning. After Bullfrog were acquired by Electronic Arts, Stuart began work on the BAFTA award-winning Harry Potter games. He was later at Supermassive Games as Executive Producer, developing their digital side of the business. Most recently he was Studio Director at Lionhead Studios tasked with developing the Fable series, as well as Black & White 2.
Originally from Manchester, and now living the middle of the Surrey countryside close to the Top Gear test track, Stuart is a keen gamer and, when he’s not glued to his console, he enjoys going on walks with his dog Walter. He is also on the board for TIGA, a trade association supporting the UK videogames industry.