Future Shuffles Games Portfolio Leadership

After it noted income had slowed during the games industry’s slump, magazine publisher Future is making a new role of group publisher for console and online.

It’s shifting its Total Film, SFX and DVD Review publishing director Simon Maxwell to the role, which is responsible for 11 print titles, online sides like gamesradar.com and computerandvideogames.com, Future’s debut on-console mag FirstPlay and the group’s Golden Joystick Awards.

Future has always had a strong games magazine portfolio but last week it said the portfolio was hurt from 40 percent fewer AAA and