Ex-Sony Europe head now leading Capcom Europe

David Reeves appointed chief operating officer of Capcom Europe, taking role of the recently deceased Mark Beaumont.

David Reeves is joining Capcom Europe as its new chief operating officer. Reeves, who oversaw Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for 14 years before leaving the company in 2009, will start at Capcom on April 1.

Reeves: out of retirement.

Reeves follows Mark Beaumont, Capcom's previous European and American COO, who died last month. The executive, who had been with the company since 2005, died of a heart attack on February 23. A replacement for Beaumont in the US has yet to be named.

Reeves retired from Sony Computer Entertainment just under one year ago on April 15, 2009. He originally joined Sony in 1995 and helped to launch the original PlayStation in Europe. He went on to do the same for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable, bringing Sony hardware to more than 100 countries. At Capcom, he will have "the remit to maximise potential revenue and explore new areas for growth."

At the time of his retirement Reeves said, "I am going to spend my time now trying to repay society for all I have taken from it. If your children are having physics lessons at the local school or wondering why their ski instructor is very elderly, your car mechanic has a bad back, or the social worker keeps bringing you PSP games, then it could just be me!"

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13 comments
fishnpeas1
fishnpeas1

I love reeves, the best time i ever had was at a scee xmas party and he was utterly blottoed - its good to see they are human after all :)

tyzwain
tyzwain

Lol April Fools......

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

as long as he don't try to get capcom to kiss up to sony who cares

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Maybe he should teach capcom not to charge for dlc that's already on the disc.

Mar28jw
Mar28jw

great,i"ll breathe a little easier now and be able to catch up on some sleep,who gives a **** ,another overpaid suit back on the gravy train,woopee f*cking do

Vishant
Vishant

Guys like this never 'retire'. They cant, too driven, so it's not surprising he returned in some capacity. That or he lost his edge at Sony and was 'retired' so him and the company could save face, so now he's back, with a vengeance lol

Blargsman
Blargsman

Looks like Reeves needs to go back to work in order to keep living the high-life. Ha! Poor guy.

advanracer
advanracer

"ill put in a memo..." , "Sally, i need some chalk please for my presentation.." -- (Welcome Back Old man.. social security ain't cuttin' through the 7 figure lifestyle eh? LOL.)

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

Guess it's time to update ye ole Rollodex.... NOT!

rambo_ando
rambo_ando

Certainly hope he doesn't retire under the same circumstances as Beaumont!

fatpumba3
fatpumba3

He could hopefully revive Capcom to it's former self.