Popcap games, home of Bejeweled and office time wasters, seems to be heading to both the Zune and AppleTV—two devices that were rumored to have upcoming gaming features. Greg Canessa, formerly of Xbox Live Arcade and Apple gaming, just said this about his new position at PopCap:

I will help proliferate their titles on other consoles.

It's a broad in scope role. It encompasses everything from vision and strategy to execution and marketing. It will all be part of my group and charter. Business development will be part of that as well. It will be about taking the stable of franchises and games out of PopCap's studio and adapting, customizing it for different platforms — adding multiplayer, new play modes, HD, customizing the user interface and display for Zune, ipod, Apple TV, Nintendo DS, PSP.


Intriguing, yet this could just be preparing for the Zune and Apple TV in the event that they do allow games in the future.

XBLA's Greg Canessa Poached by PopCap [Wired via Crunchgear]