A few months back Google made a series of strategic moves that signaled they were starting to approach gaming in a serious way. One such move was the acquisition of Mark DeLoura as Gaming Advocate. DeLoura had previously seen time with Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Nintendo, and Ubisoft, and the addition was said to be a major turn for Google in gaining developer support and furthering their gaming platforms. Now after a mere four months of work with the search giant, DeLoura is parting ways.
In a blog post announcing his resignation that took place monday, DeLoura wrote, “there are a lot of very interesting things going on at Google right now, and I enjoyed working with many of the people there, but it was not the perfect fit for me.”
While DeLoura’s accomplishments at Google seemed more linked into the browser side of things rather than mobile, the move is no doubt a blow to all facets of gaming on the company’s various platforms. We expect Google to keep moving forward with their push towards making gaming a viable business for them, and no doubt should hear of a new hire to replace DeLoura soon.